Murray beats Nadal to win Japan Open

World number four Andy Murray claimed his second singles title in two weeks by coming from a set behind to beat Spain's Rafael Nadal in the Japan Open final on Sunday.

updated: October 10, 2011 09:29 IST
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Tokyo: Red-hot Andy Murray battled back from a set down against defending champion Rafael Nadal in thrilling fashion at the Japan Open on Sunday to claim his second consecutive title.

The British world number four, fresh from winning last week's Thailand Open, put an end to a five-match losing streak against Nadal with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over the top seed in Tokyo.

Murray made a slow start in his 18th contest against world number two Nadal, dropping his opening service game to give the Spaniard an early advantage which he held onto to claim the first set.

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