The year-ending championship brings with it a series of stakes with the most elusive of them being the ATP World Tour champion title which is, so far, a battle between 15 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and the man who beat him on 13 out of 20 occasions, Rafael Nadal. Apart from the top spot in the rankings, the event will also act as a battleground for players like Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro to prove that their success on tour was not a flash in the pan.
It took around one hour for the mighty Scot Andy Murray to register a convincing win over the Frenchman Jo-wilfried Tsonga in straight sets with a 6-2 6-2 scoreline, in the first quarterfinal match of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, being played here in Shanghai, China.
Murray fired 5 Aces and mustered 12 winners to subdue the Frenchman, who looked highly vulnerable and out-of sorts throughout the match. Murray capitalized on the four break points and surged forth without any troubles, as Tsonga gave away too many opportunities.
Re-live the excitement of this duel.
The big difference of the match was Tsonga’s 21 unforced errors, as compared to Murray’s 8 – which made the difference in the end.