Murray Captures ATP World Tour Finals over Djokovic; Ends 2016 Ranked No. 1

published: Nov, 20, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS—LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN

Top seed Andy Murray captured his first-ever ATP World Tour Finals title in London, England on Sunday, defeating No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4. In a match that lasted one hour and 43 minutes, Murray broke serve on three occasions and hit three aces against his Hall of Fame opponent. Winning 84 percent of his first serve points, Murray raced to a 4-1 lead in the second set, before Djokovic stormed back to 3-4. With victory in his sights, Murray held for 5-3 and later would serve for the title at 5-4. Needing three match points to seal his victory, Murray won his fifth title in a row, dating back to victories in Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna, Paris and London.

Djokovic, who hasn’t won a title since the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, will next set his sights on defending his title at the Australian Open in January.

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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