Murray wins Shanghai Masters, to replace Federer as World No.3

October 16th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Roger Federer Shanghai, Oct 16 (IANS) Britain’s Andy Murray won his third straight Shanghai Masters title after edging David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 in the final Sunday.

With the win, the 24-year-old Briton will leapfrog Roger Federer to number three in the world rankings to be released Monday, Xinhua reported.

Murray fought off serious challenge from the the Spaniard but ultimately had too much for the world number five, wrapping up his eighth Masters title in one hour 45 minutes.

It is the third ATP tour title in as many weeks for Murray, who was victorious at the Thailand Open and Japan Open.

He has won 25 of 26 matches since mid-August, his only defeat coming in the US Open semifinals to Rafael Nadal, whom he beat in the Japan Open final.

Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor defeated Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 3-6, 6-1, 12-10 in the doubles final.

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