Scot conquers Djokovic
Murray on top of the world with ATP victory
The Scot was in scintillating form, recovering from two double faults in the opening game to take the first set 6-3. He broke his opponent twice early in the second on the way to a 6-4 second set triumph.
Djokovic came into the match needing to win to regain the number on slot which he lost last week. He also had the advantage of having played far fewer hours in the tournament.
But the Serb looked under par throughout and took until the sixth game in the second set to break Murray’s serve.
His victory ended Djokovic’s four-year run of success at the tournament and his attempt to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles.
“Andy is definitely number one in the world,” said the Serb. “He deserved to win. He is the best player.
“In the decisive moments, I wasn’t able to come back. I played better late in the match but it wasn’t enough.”