A tightly contested final at the 2013 Sony Open ultimately resulted in the ninth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title for Andy Murray, as the 25-year-old knocked off No. 3 seeded David Ferrer, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1), in Miami, Fla. Murray took home $719,160 for the victory at Crandon Park.
The second-seeded Murray became the first player in tournament history to save a match point in the championship. Ferrer was just seconds away from winning, up 6-5 in the third set, but Murray fought back and eventually put the two in a tiebreak. Sunday marked his second title in Miami, making Murray the seventh player to win multiple times here. He took home his other first-place trophy here in 2009.
Ferrer pocketed $350,970 for finishing as the runner-up. Surely his championship point late in the third set will dwell on him. The Spaniard is now 21-5 in 2013.
Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday, winning her record-setting sixth title in Miami. The top-ranked women's player in the world took home $724,000 for her efforts. Sharapova suffered her fifth championship defeat at Key Biscayne, earning $353,200 in the loss. That makes three consecutive years of losing in the final for the Russian.
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer won $235,640 for their men's doubles title after taking down Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, 6-4, 6-1. In women's doubles, Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik ousted Lisa Raymond and Laura Robson, 6-1, 7-6(2), for a $245,000 pay day.
For full results and winnings, visit Sony Open's official site.