Tie-break win gives Murray No. 2 rankingMIAMI - Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a grueling Sony Open final on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.
Murray was far from at his best against a dogged Ferrer, but won the tie-break 7-1 after surviving a scare when the Spaniard had match point at 6-5 up, with Murray serving, in the third.
Murray’s forehand landed close to the line and he faced a challenge from Ferrer, who called out rather than play the shot, but the ball was shown in, and the Scot won the next two points to force the tie-break.
The last time Murray, who is behind Novak Djokovic in the world rankings, was ranked second was back in 2009 when Federer was the top player.