Murray hopes to go higher after reaching World No.2 with Miami title

Murray's rise to the second spot behind No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will edge Swiss great Roger Federer down, while Ferrer will move back to No. 4 in the world at the expense of compatriot Rafael Nadal.

updated: April 01, 2013 11:35 IST
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Miami, Florida: Andy Murray's razor-thin victory over David Ferrer for the Miami Masters crown will send the Scot to No. 2 in the world rankings for the second time in his career, but he was too tired to celebrate on Sunday.

Murray rallied after a slow start in the opening set and survived a Hawk-Eye replay call at match-point down in the final set to subdue Spain's Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) in a punishing match in the heat and humidity of Key Biscayne.

Ferrer was stricken by cramps in the final-set tiebreaker, while Murray opted not to receive treatement on a tweaked ankle just to avoid prolonging the endurance test.

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