Andy Murray in action at the Shenzhen Open

Andy Murray wins Shenzhen Open, his first title since Wimbledon 2013

The Scot beat Tommy Robredo in China

Murray gets the better of Monaco to make first final since Wimbledon last year

Shenzhen Open 2014: Andy Murray comes through sticky patch to reach final

Scot beats Juan Monaco 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to set up meeting with Tommy Robredo

Andy Murray at the US Open earlier this year

Andy Murray win over Lucas Lacko moves him closer to ATP Finals

Murray beat Lucas Lacko 6-3 7-5

Andy Murray at the US Open earlier this year

Andy Murray reaches Shenzhen Open semi-final, boosting chances of ATP World Tour Finals place

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Andy Murray pictured during his quarter-final defeat

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the second set against Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their men's singles fourth round match on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London

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China's Li Na poses with the trophy after her victory against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova during the women's singles final at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

Li Na retires: Persistent knee injuries forces two-time grand slam winner to end career

Chinese star won 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open

Andy Murray has backed independence

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World No 12 broke his silence on the referendum yesterday

Andy Murray at the US Open earlier this year

Andy Murray on Scottish independence: The 'being British' thing has always been difficult for the tennis star

The British number one appeared to show his support for the Yes campaign today

Andy Murray has backed independence

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British number one tweeted his support late last night, providing a last minute fillip for the independence movement

Heather Watson pictured during her first round exit to Sorana Cirstea of Romania

Heather Watson's revival halted by first-round Korea loss

The Brit falls at the first hurdle against Nicole Gibbs

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won the title in Quebec 16 years after her previous WTA tour triumph

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