Result: Andy Murray claims sixth title of year by winning Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
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Andy Murray has his hands on another title courtesy of a straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut in the final of the Shanghai Masters.

Andy Murray has edged closer to becoming the world's number one player after beating Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets to win the Shanghai Masters title.

The current world number two was able to bounce back from a slight wobble in the first set to storm to victory, eventually coming out on top 7-6(1) 6-1 in just over an hour and a half.

Murray's sixth title of the calendar year takes him a step closer to ousting Novak Djokovic, who was beaten by Bautista Agut in the semi-finals, as the world's top-ranked player.

The first break of serve in a tight first set arrived in the seventh game, as Murray battled to a key point and left his opponent on the ropes, but the Spaniard hit back and earned a break of his own in the 10th.

Murray had squandered three set points prior to Bautista Agut staging his comeback, but the British ace took seven points in a row in the tie-break to edge ahead in the match.

Bautista Agut, whose victory over Djokovic in the last round was the biggest of his career to date, failed to match the form that got him over the line against the Serb as he struggled to hold serve in the second set.

Three successive breaks helped Murray to a 5-1 lead, and he made no mistake in the seventh game thanks to a 40-love triumph which earned him title number six of the year, leaving him 915 points behind Djokovic in the rankings.

Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850