Andy wins in Paris, Petra dominates in Zhuhai
The new world no. 1 Andy Murray beat John Isner in 3 sets to win his EIGHTH title of the season, his 14th career Masters 1000 title
In a highly entreating match the world no. 1 had his hands full as inspired Big John shined at the net, served very well and showed patience and resistance in longer exchanges. Andy won the first set 6:3 securing one break to do so. In the 2nd set Isner was serving first having a slight advantage over Andy who had to serve twice at 4:5 and 5:6 to stay in it. Andy passed the test with flying colours despite being under pressure and having to save set points. Isner, however, went on to win the tiebreak to 4 and forced the decider. In the deciding set full of thrilling tennis Andy broke John's serve leading 5:4 to win the title 6:3 6:7(4) 6:4.
The battle for the Year-End no. 1 is on. It will be decided between Murray and Djokovic at the last tournament of the season - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals starts next Sunday in London's O2 Arena.
Petra shines in China
Petra Kvitova defeated Elina Svitolina 6:4 6:2 to win WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. Petra overcame a slow start to come back from 1:4 in the first set to win it 6:4. In the second set Petra was more dominant. The winners came off her racket with ease and precision, and quickly she earned herself a 5:2 lead, all she needed to do was to put finishing touches to complete her 4th win over Svitolina in 2016. Petra’s love affair with Asia is evident - she won in Wuhan a few weeks earlier and also had a good run in Beijing.
Before going on holidays and a deserved off season rest Petra and the Czech team will play Fed Cup final against France in Strasbourg next week.