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Shark Bites: Murray's Miami Title Win

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Murray© Getty ImagesAndy Murray has risen to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings after his second title at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a closer look at Andy Murray's victory at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

• For the first time in his career Andy Murray saved a match point in an ATP World Tour final. It was also the first time Murray came back from a set down in a semi-final and final to win an ATP World Tour title.

LONGEST FINALS -- Since the tournament has played a best-of-three sets final (1991-96, 2003-current), this was the second-longest in match time (2:45), only behind the Djokovic-Nadal final two years ago (3:22).

MURRAY AT NO. 2 – Murray will move to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday. The first time he ranked No. 2 was Aug. 17, 2009 (until week of Sept. 7) and he was there for four weeks. Here is a look at the Top 5 rankings on Aug. 17, 2009 AND on April 1, 2013:

17 August 2009 1 April 2013
1) Roger Federer 1) Novak Djokovic
2) Andy Murray 2) Andy Murray
3) Rafael Nadal 3) Roger Federer
4) Novak Djokovic 4) David Ferrer
5) Andy Roddick 5) Rafael Nadal

Note: It will be the first time since Nov. 10, 2003 both Federer and Nadal will be ranked outside the Top 2.

COMEBACK TITLES – It is the sixth time Murray has come back from a set down to win a title:

Tournament Final Opponent, Score
2013 Miami d. David Ferrer 26 64 76(1)
2011 Tokyo d. Rafael Nadal 36 62 60
2011 Queen's Club-London d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 36 76(2) 64
2011 Montreal d. Juan Martin del Potro 67(4) 76(3) 61
2007 San Jose d. Ivo Karlovic 67(3) 64 76(2)
2006 San Jose d. Lleyton Hewitt 26 61 76(3)

DECISIVE-SET TIE-BREAKS – This was the third final in tournament history (since 1985) a decisive set tie-break was played:

- 2013 Andy Murray d. David Ferrer 26 64 76(1)
- 2011 Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 46 63 76(4)
- 1995 Andre Agassi d. Pete Sampras 36 62 76(3)

MULTIPLE WINNERS – Murray is the seventh player to win two or more Sony Open Tennis titles:

- Andre Agassi (6) 1990, 1995-96, 2001-03
- Pete Sampras (3) 1993-94, 2000
- Novak Djokovic (3) 2007, ‘11-12
- Roger Federer (2) 2005-06
- Andy Roddick (2) 2004, ‘10
- Ivan Lendl (2) 1986, ’89 - Coach
- Andy Murray (2) 2009, ‘13

ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 TITLE LEADERS – Murray captured his ninth career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Here are the leaders since 1990:

1) Rafael Nadal 22
2) Roger Federer 21
3) Andre Agassi 17
4) Novak Djokovic 13
5) Pete Sampras 11
6) Andy Murray 9

2013 MULTIPLE TITLE WINNERS – Murray is one of five multiple winners on the ATP World Tour this year:

Player Tournament Titles
Rafael Nadal (3) Sao Paulo, Acapulco, ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells
Novak Djokovic (2) Australian Open, Dubai
David Ferrer (2) Auckland, Buenos Aires
Richard Gasquet (2) Doha, Montpellier
Andy Murray (2) Brisbane, ATP Masters 1000 Miami

 

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