Andy Murray might still be awaiting his first Grand Slam title, but he's still playing some great tennis at the moment: yesterday he won the Japan Open, beating his nemesis Rafael Nadal in straight sets and generally looking like the finished article.
Murray won the final 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, putting on an extremely impressive display of tennis in the process, and will now move up to third in the world rankings should he retain the Shanghai Masters title next week. All this was then followed by the doubles title as well, showing that the Scot is firing on all cylinders at the moment – he has only lost three times in the last four months, twice to Nadal.
'I played some great tennis, particularly in the third set,' said Murray. 'There was a lot of close games towards the end of the first set and beginning of the second and I managed to get the momentum and didn't give him many chances after that. For sure, in the third set it was some of the best tennis I've played against him. I was very consistent, didn't make too many mistakes and kept a cool head in the important moments.'