Murray Rallies To Win Aix-en-Provence Challenger Title
Andy Murray showed his resilience and determination in coming back from a set down to win the Aix-en-Provence Challenger title on Sunday.
The former world No.1 defeated Arthur Rinderknech 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in a hard-fought match that lasted two hours and 43 minutes.
Murray started the match slowly, losing the first set to the Frenchman Rinderknech, who had defeated top seed Ugo Humbert in the semifinals.
Rinderknech's aggressive style of play, which saw him hit 13 aces and 37 winners, seemed to trouble Murray in the opening set.
Murray, who was playing in only his third Challenger event since returning from hip surgery, saved three set points in the tiebreak and won it 7-2 to force a decider.
The victory is Murray's first Challenger title since 2005 and will boost his confidence as he looks to climb up the rankings.
In the final set, Murray broke Rinderknech's serve in the fourth game and then held on to his own serve to close out the match.
"It's been a good week for me. It's nice to be back playing in these events and to have won one of them is a nice feeling."
Murray's victory in Aix-en-Provence comes just a week after he reached the quarterfinals of the ATP Tour event in Barcelona, where he defeated world No.
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