Top seed Andy Murray won his 40th career title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday in Beijing, China, defeating unseeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6(2). In a contest that latest one hour and 58 minutes, Murray hit three aces and won 73 percent of his first serve points. Breaking serve on two occasions, Murray used his stellar defensive skills to outlast his younger opponent. Improving to 8-3 against Dimitrov in head-to-head matches, Murray now stands at 1,555 points behind top ranked Novak Djokovic in the Race Standings for 2016.
Murray and Dimitrov will next see action at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.
RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016—TOKYO, JAPAN
No. 6 seed Nick Kyrgios won the biggest title of his career in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, defeating No. 5 seed David Goffin 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Continuing his brilliant serving throughout the event, Kyrgios slammed 25 aces past his Belgium opponent, while breaking serve on two occasions. Regularly hitting his second serve over 120 MPH, Kyrgios showed the kind of confidence throughout the match that will continue to take him toward the top 10 in the world. Hiring a new fitness trainer to compliment his team, Kyrgios will now set his sights on qualifying for the London Finale as he competes in the Shanghai Rolex Masters next week.
The Australian is also set to hit No. 13 in the world on Monday. A new career high.
Goffin, who was aiming to win his first title since Metz in 2014, picked up 300 ATP World Tour points for his efforts in Tokyo.