Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball to David Ferrer of Spain during their final match at the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 19. 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Ronald Zak

VIENNA (AP) Andy Murray won his second title in three weeks after rallying to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.

Murray came back from 5-3 down in the final set, ending the match with his ninth ace.

The 11th-ranked Scot, who improved to 30-14 in career finals, also won in Shenzhen late September to end a 14-month title drought.

Murray became only the fifth still active player with 30 or more titles alongside Roger Federer (81), Rafael Nadal (64), Novak Djokovic (46) and Lleyton Hewitt (30).

The victory also boosted Murray's chances of making the cut for the eight-man ATP Finals in London next month. The Scot is in eighth position in the qualifying race to the prestigious season-ending event.

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