Mur­ray wins to stay world num­ber one

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: Bri­tain’s Andy Mur­ray beat five­time cham­pion No­vak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Fi­nals ti­tle and end 2016 as the world num­ber one. With the yearend top rank­ing on the line, Mur­ray won the much-an­tic­i­pated final 6-3 6-4 at Lon­don’s O2 Arena. “I’m very happy to win and to be world num­ber one is very spe­cial,” said the Scot.

“It’s very spe­cial play­ing against No­vak in a match like this.” Mur­ray, 29, ex­tended his ca­reer-best win­ning run to 24 matches. The vic­tory also ends Djokovic’s four-year run of suc­cess at the tour­na­ment and the Serb’s bid to equal Roger Fed­erer’s record of six ti­tles. Mur­ray, who had won 10 of the pair’s pre­vi­ous 34 en­coun­ters, added: “We’ve played Grand Slam fi­nals and in the Olympics be­fore, but I am very happy to win.

“It is some­thing I never ex­pected,” he said, his win cap­ping off a week­end that also saw brother Jamie Mur­ray and part­ner Bruno Soares crowned world num­ber one dou­bles pair. –BBC.

Andy Mur­ray.

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