Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray
Djokovic beat Murray in three sets (6: 3,5: 7,6: 4). Thus began his nice year, but also defended his title at the tournament in Doha. Novak, both he inflicted the first defeat of Murray after a string of 28 victories.
The two best players in the world played a fantastic match, which after nearly three hours of great struggle went to Djokovic.
With this victory, Djokovic wins 67th career title and a check for 209,000 dollars.
Murray, who lost a competitive match for the first time since September, said: “It was a tough one to lose, but a great way to start the year. I think it was high-level tennis. Some of the points were physically tough, but a great way to start the new year playing like that, and I look forward to the next few weeks. I’ve had a fantastic week here, I’ve really enjoyed it.
” Djokovic said: “Definitely one of the best ways to start the year. After saving five match points and winning yesterday’s semi-final, I had three or four match points in the second set. He turned it around, and I thought: ‘Wow, I hope this is not payback time.’