Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Qatar Open final

Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Qatar Open final

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Qatar Open title by beating top-seeded Andy Murray, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, in the final on Saturday. 

The dramatic match showcased the best of men's tennis for 2 hours, 54 minutes. Djokovic needed four match points - three in the second set and one in the third - to prevail. He was also fortunate not to be defaulted for accidentally hitting a woman in the stands with a ball hit in anger. 

“Best scenario I could ask for for beginning of the season,” Djokovic said. 

“Playing all five matches in this tournament and then three hours against No. 1 of the world, (my) biggest rival, and winning in a thrilling...

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