Second seed Andy Murray captured his third career Shanghai Rolex Masters title on Sunday, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(1), 6-1. In a match that featured six total breaks of serve, it was Murray who used his stellar defence and hard serving to complete his victory in one hour and 37 minutes. Striking eight aces and winning 82 percent of his first serve points, Murray improved to 3-0 against Bautista Agut in head-to-head career meetings. Murray has now defeated the Spaniard on clay, grass and hard-courts.
Murray, who is making a late season run to the No. 1 ranking position, trails Novak Djokovic by 915 points in the 2016 Race Standings. The Brit is next scheduled to play in Vienna, which will be followed by the Paris Masters in France and the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Bautista Agut was making his first appearance in a Masters 1000 final. He had defeated Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga en-route to the finals in Shanghai.