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International Sports Desk, Mar 31 (EFE).- Britain's Andy Murray saved a championship point on his way to defeating Spain's David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) Sunday in the final of the Sony Open in Miami.
"It was such a tough match it could have gone either way," Murray said.
The 25-year-old Murray, who lives part of the year in Miami and practices at the Crandon Park Tennis Center, will move up to No. 2 in the world when the new rankings come out on Monday.
Ferrer, who will move up to No. 4 in the world, thanked the crowd in English and Spanish for the support he received over the past two weeks.
The match featured 15 breaks of service, including seven in the third set.
The 30-year-old Ferrer, who is now 5-7 against the Scot, had to be treated three times for leg cramps, while Murray appeared slightly hobbled by an ankle injury late in the match, which went two hours and 45 minutes.
Ferrer, who turns 31 on Tuesday, was trying to become the first Spaniard to win the Masters 1000 event in Miami.
Murray, who also won the 2009 title in Miami, has been on a roll since last summer, winning a gold medal at the London Games and taking the 2012 U.S. Open title.