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Murray clinches Rome Masters title, beats Djokovic for 1st time on clay

Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain.

tennis Updated: May 16, 2016 07:35 IST
Andy Murray

Andy Murray holds the trophy after beating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in the final match of the Italian Open.(AP Photo)

Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain.

Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss to Djokovic in the Madrid Open final a week ago, the third-ranked Murray defeated the top-ranked Djokovic 6-3, 6-3.

Djokovic had won all four of their previous matches on clay but had to fight fatigue following draining wins over Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.

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It’s Murray’s first title in Rome and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins.

Earlier, Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American women’s final.

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