INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA—ROME, ITALY
No. 2 seed Andy Murray stunned top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture his first-ever title in Roma, Italy.
In a match that lasted one hour and 35 minutes, Murray broke serve on three occasions and never lost his own delivery. Winning his 10th match against the Serb in 34 career meetings, Murray hit five aces and won 82 percent of his first serve points. Reaching the final of the Madrid Open last week in a losing effort to Djokovic, Murray had also reached the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters earlier this Spring. The Brit will now head to Roland Garros as the No. 2 seed and the favourite behind Djokovic.
Djokovic, who was aiming to win his 30th career Masters 1000 title and break the 100 million dollar mark in prize money, will now shift his attention to the French Open and completing his Grand Slam collection.