Andy Murray takes on Spain's David Ferrer at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Florida, in the final of the 2013 Sony Open men's singles competition.

Andy Murray

The Briton, who enters the tie as the strong favourite, can move above Roger Federer to become World No 2 for the first time since 2009, if he succeeds today. The win will also earn the 25-year-old his second Miami title and ninth Masters triumph.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 4.30pm BST, with Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD 1 providing live coverage in the UK. You can also watch the game live on the ATP's official website. Live commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live from 5pm BST, while there will be build-up and text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 4pm BST.


Murray leads Ferrer 6-5 in head-to-head records but they have met only once before in a final - the 2011 Shanghai Masters, where the Scot won a hard-fought contest 7-5, 6-4.

Both players staged comeback wins in the semi-finals to book their places in the decider. Murray fought back from a set down to beat France's Richard Gasquet 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-2; a match which showcased the British No 1's arsenal of groundstrokes.

Meanwhile, World No 5 Ferrer produced a similar performance to win his tie against Germany's Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It might not seem like the greatest of achievements but given that Haas beat Novak Djokovic on his way to the last four, the German was not the easiest opponent to beat.

David Ferrer


On the attacking side, Murray is certainly a stronger player than Ferrer. The Scot is a good counter-puncher and his serve and quick follow-through will cause the Spaniard problems. However, Ferrer is a brilliant defensive player and he never gives up points easily. The 30-year-old veteran's determination and aggression could give Murray trouble, especially during long rallies.

Tournament Form

Murray has been sublime so far, dropping only one set (against Gasquet) on his way to the final. He did have some tough moments in the third round though, against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. Ferrer, on the other hand, has had two three-set matches in his journey to the decider and also struggled against Italy's Fabio Fognini in the third round.

Prediction: Murray in three sets