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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 November 2005, 21:40 GMT
Murray gains revenge on Rusedski
Greg Rusedski (left) and Andy Murray
Murray (right) took advantage of Rusedski's calf injury
Andy Murray beat Greg Rusedski in the final singles match to seal victory for Scotland in the inaugural Aberdeen Cup.

The England v Scotland team competition finished 4-2 as the 18-year-old Scot avenged his loss the previous day to Rusedski with a 4-6 6-4 10-1 win.

Another tight match showed Murray, who has surged up the rankings this year, is closing the gap on the British No 2.

But Rusedski, 32, was hampered by a calf injury, with Murray racing through their tie-break decider.

Murray admitted afterwards: "I didn't think I was going to win, Greg was serving great.

"He's a great player and everyone here should give him a hand. It's great to get a player like Greg, who has been to number four in the world and to a final of a Grand Slam."

"I want to get a seeding at Wimbledon. Do I want to win it? Yes, but one step at a time
Andy Murray on his plans for 2006

Rusedski praised Murray's ruthlessness when his injury began to hamper his mobility.

"That's a good sign - we want to see players showing no mercy," he said.

Rusedski added he would still be gunning for Tim Henman's British number one spot in 2005.

"And now it's a three-man competition with Andy, Tim Henman and myself. It's going to be interesting next year."

Earlier, Murray had tasted success against his Davis Cup team-mate by taking a 6-3 2-6 10-5 doubles victory with his brother Jamie.

They teamed up to beat Rusedski and David Sherwood to bring Scotland level by winning a first-to-10 champions tiebreak after each pair took a set.

England levelled thanks to the half-point earned by Oliver Golding, 12, with his 11-4 champions tiebreak win over Scott Lister in the junior rubber.

But the hosts then went ahead when Jamie Murray and Elena Baltacha beat Sherwood and Katie O'Brien 7-5 6-3.




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