Andy Murray lost his chance to go up against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon 2015 when he lost to Roger Federer in the semis who, in his turn, was crushed by Djokovic at the finals. This time though, Lady Luck has favoured Murray with a resounding victory against Djokovic at the Rogers Cup final in Montreal.
Winning his first match against Djokovic in two years, Murray simultaneously ended his own eight-match losing streak against Djokovic and thwarted the latter’s fourth Roger Final win (Djokovic has already won three Rogers Cup finals) and 25th Masters title.
Beating the current world number one is no joke by Murray gave it his best and achieved a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory in three hours. With this, he earns his fourth title this year, his 11th Masters title, his third Rogers Cup title and his 35th career title. This win also places him in the rank of world second, a title he had lost to Roger Federer since August 2013. Dedicating his win to his coach Amelie Mauresmo, who gave birth on Sunday, Murray said, “I’m not sure she will have stayed up to watch this one but, Amelie, this one’s for you.”
The next time Murray faces Djokovic might be at the US Open in New York which starts on August 31 this year and this win comes at a significant time. Talking about Murray said, “Things can better very quickly and they can get worse very quickly in sport. It’s important for me to analyse this week and work on areas to improve on before the US Open starts. I need to make sure I recover well from this and get ready and hopefully play a good tournament in Cincinnati. This match will be good physically and mentally for the build-up for sure.”
Djokovic, despite his loss and disappointment, took it sportingly saying, “Andy is deservedly a winner today on the court. I thought what made the difference was his serve and my serve. I didn’t serve well the first set and a half. But not taking anything away from him, from his victory. He deserved it. He stepped in, played some great shots. Most of all the moments when he needed to, he served very, very well.”