TENNIS – ATP Tour
Qatar Open Final in Doha
Djokovic ends Murray’s 28 match run
The world’s top two players showed why in a three set classic with excellent tennis to kick off the ATP 2017 tour in Doha. Novak Djokovic took the first set after breaking in the 8th game and led by an early break in the second set. However Andy Murray reached number 1 in the world for a reason and fought back to take the second set 7-5 to force a decider. at 4-4 The Serb seized his chance to gain the decisive break. Murray fought back again to threaten at 0-30 in the next service game but Djokovic weathered the test to claim the game and his first title of the season and end Murray’s 28 match unbeaten run.
Full Report (Sky Sports)
Chennai Open in Chennai, India
Experience beats youth as Bautista Agut claims fifth ATP title
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut won a comfortable straight sets victory over Daniil Medvedev of Russia to claim the Chennai Open title. Bautista Agut won a break in each set against the youngster who was chasing his first title. There were plenty of long rallies but Medvedev made too many mistakes and the experience of Butista Agut told. The win is the Spaniard’s fifth ATP title.
Full Report (Indian Express.com)
Brisbane International Final
First title in 2 and a half years for Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov ended his title drought with a three set victory over fifth world ranked Kai Nishikori of Japan. Dimitrov scored two breaks to easily take the first set but Nishikori hit back with a run of four straight games in the second to level. Dimitrov kept his composure to break in the final set and serve it out to take the third 6-3. It is Nishikori’s fifth final defeat in Brisbane but a sign we may begin to see the full potential of Dimitrov going forward.
Full Report (Courier Mail Australia)
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
TENNIS – ATP Tour Results
Qatar Open Final – At The Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Beat Sir Andy Murray (GB) – 2-1 – (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
Chennai Open Final – At The SDAT Tennis Stadium, Chennai, India
Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) Beat Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 2-0 – (6-3, 6-4)
Brisbane International Final – At The Queensland Tennis Center, Tennyson, Brisbane, Queenland
Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) Beat Kai Nishikori (Japan) – 2-0 – (7-6, 6-4)