Andy Murray has secured a place in the final 4 of the ATP World Tour finals by defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in his third Round Robin match at London.
Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 7-6(3). The British superstar looked in supreme touch throughout the match. It took him just 96 minutes to register the semi final berth. Out of his previous couple of matches, Murray had won one and lost one.
Murray made a fine start to the match. He broke Tsonga’s service in the first and the third game and won the first four games in a row to take a lead of 4-0. He didn’t lose the advantage after that and sealed the first set by holding his service in the 6th and the 8th game. By now Murray was the clear favourite according to the real-time tennis betting odds.
Murray was off to a good start in the following set as well. The British superstar again got a breakthrough in the opening game and then, enhanced the lead by serving out the next game. The next 5 games went with the serve and Murray was ahead by 4-3 at the end of the seventh game. Tsonga got a breakthrough in the next game and the scores got levelled.
Both the players held their service in the next four games and the set went into the tie breaker. Both the players made a steady start to the tie breaker, but, Tsonga lost the plot towards the end. Murray grabbed 5 out of the last 6 points and won the match.
In the post match interview, Tsonga said, “Sometimes, you don’t hit the ball as well as you like to, but, it’s important that you don’t give up. You need to hang in there and that’s what I tried to do. It was Murray’s day. He played superb tennis and was the deserving winner.”