Murray Won The PTT Thailand Open 2011

PTT Thailand Open 2011 celebration

Andy Murray has won the PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok after beating Donald Young of USA 6-2, 6-0 in just 47 minutes. Murray Too Strong For Young In Bangkok Final – atpworldtour.com.

Andy Murray raced into a 4-0 in the opening set before Young managed to hold on to a couple of service games to get on to the scoreboard. The British No.1 won 82% of first service points and converted each of his five break point opportunities to inflict a second career victory over the 22 year-old world No.55 from Chicargo, Illinois.

It was one-way traffic in the second set as Murray conceded just three points against the 22-year-old Amercian who had caused an upset in the semi-finals against second seed Gael Monfils of France.

“He played well. I couldn’t do much and it showed in the score,” admitted Young. “It was great play from him. It was my first final on the ATP World Tour; I’ve had a semi and the fourth round of a slam, but there’s nothing like your first final. It’s great. I beat some high calibre players and I played well.

As winner of the ATP World Tour 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament, Murray received 250 South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking points. The Scot has already secured his place at the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

“In terms of the way I’m playing it’s very good to get off to a start like that on this stretch and hopefully I can continue that through Shanghai,” said the Scot, who is targetting a Top 3 finish to the season. “It’s a very good start. Roger [Federer] always plays very well on the European indoor courts, so I’m sure I’m going to have to win a lot more matches if I want to finish No. 3. That’s the goal and I’ll keep working hard to give myself a shot at doing that.”

Donald Young entered the top 50 of the ATP ranking

However, although he failed to win the championship at the PTT Thailand Open 2011, Donald Young won 150 ATP points. With an additional 150 points, he will enter the top 50 ATP rankings list to be announced Monday October 3, 2011. It is estimated that he would occupy 43 ATP rankings.

“It was definitely great to win four matches and I’m into the Top 50 which is great for me; it was one of my goals at the start of the year. I just hope I can build on that and have more tournaments like this.” Young said on www.atpworldtour.com.

Murray vs Young at Final PTT Thailand Open 2011

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