Murray matters again

Murray: so close yet so far

Andy Murray took down David Ferrer again, this time 7-5. 6-4 to claim the Shanghai Masters title, but more importantly he moved ahead of Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time, jumping to No. 3. The leap is well deserved as Murray won an Asian hat trick, also taking the titles in Bangkok and Tokyo. Winning any three tournaments in consecutive weeks is a huge feat physically and while neither Federer nor Novak Djokovic showed up in Asia this fall, Murray did take out a host of good players including No. 2 Rafael Nadal.