It’s finals time at Montreal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic will take on the Brit Andy Murray. This is the fifth meeting between these two in the year 2015. The world no.1 has managed to emerge victorious on all those occasions leaving the Brit clueless on all surfaces. Murray’s last victory over the Serbian came in the Wimbledon 2013.
Earlier in the day, both the players booked their spot in the finals with straight set victories over their opponents. The first semi-final featured the Serbian Novak Djokovic taking on the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. Novak maintained a high first serve percentage of 73 and won 31 of the 37 first serve points. The world no.1 managed to break the Frenchman’s serve two times out of five attempts whereas Chardy failed to convert one. The Serbian registered a comfortable 6-4, 6-4 victory over Chardy and made another appearance in the finals of the 2015 season.
Murray, on the contrary absolutely decimated the Japanese in straight sets including a bagel in the second set. Nishikori looked good in the couple of opening games and managed to break Murray’s serve twice in three occasions. But later on it was one man show as the Brit dictated play on consistent basis and never let the Japanese to settle down. Murray fired down 8 aces and won 20 of the 25 first serve points. He also converted 6 out of 11 break points and bagelled him in the second set.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are by far the best players in the 2015 season and there is no surprise that these two are contesting in another finals. Although Murray ended up being the second best in all their meetings Murray would hope to turn things around at this very important tournament. Djokovic on the other hand would look to extend his winning run and get a trophy under his belt before the start of US Open. Murray needs to keep the points short instead of playing gruelling rallies and be aggressive from the start. For the world no.1 he has to do the things which he has been doing on daily routine as his game is in such a top level. Djokovic will go in as the heavy favourite into the finals as per their previous results but Murray can spring in a surprise out of all the odds.
However, the Serbian will be eyeing to win the Cincinnati masters as that’s the only ATP 1000 Masters missing in his illustrious career.