Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer in the final of the Sony Open in Miami to claim the number 2 ranking on the ATP World Tour.
British second seed Andy Murray beat David Ferrer to win the Sony Open 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-1).
It was a tremendously tight affair, with a monster forehand in in the penultimate game saving match point.
The title was the 26th of Murray’s career, and second of the year having taken the Brisbane crown, after and he earned it after a brutal two hours and 45 minutes.
It was also the second title won in Miami for the 25-year-old Murray, who also triumphed in 2009 and the 2012 final to world number one Novak Djokovic.
The 2013 final was a strange one, with an incredible fifteen breaks of serve as each player struggled with the blistering heat and blustery conditions.
In the end, it was Andy Murray’s superior fitness that won him the third set tiebreak, with even the defatigable David Ferrer suffering from cramp in the final stages.
Murray goes to number 2 in the ATP World Tour rankings – the first time in his career he has been ranked above Roger Federer.