SHANGHAI (Sporting Alert) — Novak Djokovic came from a set down and turned the tables on Andy Murray to registered a 5-7 7-6 6-3 victory on his way to winning the Shanghai Masters tennis title on Sunday.
Djokovic fell to the British superstar in the U.S. Open final last month and was in a hurry to put those disappointments away.
Both players had cruised into the final comfortably with the Serbian dispatching Tomas Berdych and Murray, who was going for his third titles in the Chinese port city, dominated Roger Federer in his game.
Murray was on course for another win, but wasted five valuable championship points and allowed Djokovic to gain full confidence in the thriller.
“It could have gone either way. I could have easily been a runner up today, but I am very delighted to come from a set down and win this game,” Djokovic said.
“It’s been a great recovery after losing the U.S. Open title. I came here (in China) played two tournaments and won two titles, so I couldn’t have asked for more” he added.
The defeat to Djokovic was Murray’s first in Shanghai in 13 matches.
“It’s disappointing to lose,” Murray said.