Scot lifts title in Montreal
Murray overcomes Djokovic to win Rogers Cup
His 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory is the British number one’s fourth ATP tour title of the year, his 11th Masters, and also helped lift him to number two in the world rankings.
It is first time he has beaten the Serb since the 2013 Wimbledon final and provides a huge incentive for the Scot ahead of the US Open which he won in 2012 and starts in New York on 31 August.
He broke Djokovic in the second game of the deciding set and held to establish a 3-0 lead before saving seven break points in the fifth game which lasted 18 minutes.
He required five Championship points to secure victory over three hours. Djokovic had been aiming to win his fourth Rogers Cup in his ninth final of the year.
Murray dedicated the victory to his French coach Amelie Mauresmo, who gave birth to a son just before the match began.