Congratulations to Andy Murray after winning the Cincinnati Masters title last night.
The win, achieved after Novak Djokovic retired midway through the second set, will set Murray up perfectly for another shot at the US Open, which starts next week.
Many feel that the New York based tournament represents Murray’s best chance of securing his first Grand Slam title, and he will also have boosted his confidence by claiming a win over a man who over the last nine months has been virtually unbeatable.
Djokovic’s had already lost the first set and trailed by a double break in the second when he retired due to injury, but that shouldn’t take away from Murray’s triumph.
The Scot has proved time and time again that he is capable of competing with the very best, as his head-to-head records against Federer and Nadal will confirm.
If Djokovic goes into the US Open with doubts over his fitness, then Murray must be considered as likely a winner as any at the tennis calendar’s final major of the year.
Coupled with the indifferent form of Roger and Rafa, there’s no reason why Murray shouldn’t feel as though his first big success is just around the corner.