15 Oct 2012

Djokovic stuns Murray in Shanghai final

8:57 am on 15 October 2012

The world tennis number two Novak Djokovic has avenged his US Open final loss to Andy Murray by saving five match points to outlast the Briton 5-7 7-6 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters.

The resilient Serbian came from a set down and 3-5 down in the second to win a tiebreaker before taking the deciding set 6-3.

Djokovic had lost to Murray in their last two meetings, the U.S. Open final and in the semi-finals of the London Olympic tournament.

At one stage the Serb exploded angrily and demolished his racket with three hefty smashes

before tossing it towards his chair, receiving a warning in the process.

He now leads Murray 9-7 in their head-to-head meetings.