Cincinnati, Ohio - Andy Murray broke through with a 7-6 (7- 4), 7-6 (7-5) win over third seed Novak Djokovic to lift the trophy at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday for his first major trophy.
The 21-year-old Scot becomes the first from Britain to claim an elite masters shield since the 2000 Cincinnati finalist won the Paris Bercy title in late 2003.
Murray will rise to his best-ever number six ranking on Monday in time to travel to the Beijing Games. He needed five match points to go through in nearly two and a half hours.
He has now upset Djokovic twice in nine days after stopping the Serb in the Toronto quarter-finals last week. The title was the third for Murray this season after Doha and Marseilles at the start of the season. (dpa)
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