Bangkok, Thailand (Sports Network) - Andy Murray captured his third ATP title of 2011 with a straight-set rout of American Donald Young in Sunday's final of the Thailand Open.
The top-seeded Murray needed a mere 47 minutes to complete the 6-2, 6-0 triumph, earning his 19th career ATP singles crown. He also won tournaments earlier this year at the Queen's Club before Wimbledon and at the Cincinnati Masters.
Young was competing in his first-ever ATP final after pulling off a semifinal upset of Gael Monfils on Saturday. He was coming off his best-ever Grand Slam finish with a fourth-round loss to Murray at the U.S. Open.
The match at Flushing Meadows last month ended in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 decision, and Murray was even more dominant on Sunday. He converted all five of his break point chances and dropped just eight points on his own serve.
"I just played really well," said Murray, who won the first four games of the match. "Towards the end of the first set he started to play a bit better, but once I got up in the second I hardly made any mistakes."
Young had beaten Murray in their first meeting of the year, a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win in the second round at Indian Wells in the spring. The 22-year-old is projected to break into the top 50 for the first time in his career next week.
"It was my first final on the ATP World Tour," said Young, who reached the semifinals in Washington, DC before the U.S. Open. "I've had a semi and the fourth round of a slam, but there's nothing like your first final. It's great. I beat some high caliber players [this week] and I played well."
Murray improved to 19-9 all-time in title matches. His first career ATP final was at this event in 2005, resulting in a loss to Roger Federer.
Sunday's triumph was worth a first prize of $107,000.
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