Andy Murray wins China Open tennis title
ANDY Murray was happy with his consistency after winning his maiden China Open title against Grigor Dimitrov in Beijing.
It was the 29-year-old's fifth tournament victory of the year, which includes Wimbledon and a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, in what was his ninth final of the season.
He told Sky Sports: "It's been the most consistent year of my career, getting to the latter stages of most of the events I have played.
"It was a great week for me. Today's match was a very high-level match. Grigor fought right to the end and made it extremely tough to finish it in two sets.
"It's been an excellent week and I'm very happy with the way that I have played the last couple of matches. I will look forward to Shanghai now."
Despite defeat, Dimitrov was relieved to have performed for his fans in China after recent poor displays in Asia and is hoping for further improvements in the future.
He told Sky Sports: "I never had good results out here in China and I'm finally happy I did this time. Hopefully I can continue like that for the rest of the year.
"I'm just glad that I fought so hard this tournament. It meant a lot to me. Andy is one of the toughest competitors out there - no doubt. On to Shanghai."
Elsewhere, Australia's Nick Kyrgios secured the biggest victory of his career with a 4-6 6-3 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin at the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo.
The 21-year-old served 25 aces on his way to victory and even fought back from 4-5 and love-30 down in the final set to win the final three games and earn his third title of the year.