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Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals title and seal world number one spot

Andy Murray with trophy after win

Andy Murray has gone 24 matches without defeat

Britain’s Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one.

With the year-end top ranking on the line, Murray won the much-anticipated final 6-3 6-4 at London’s O2 Arena.

“I’m very happy to win and to be world number one is very special, said the Scot. “It’s very special playing against Novak in a match like this.”

Murray, 29, extended his career-best winning run to 24 matches.

The victory also ends Djokovic’s four-year run of success at the tournament and the Serb’s bid to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles.

Murray, who had won 10 of the pair’s previous 34 encounters, added: “We’ve played Grand Slam finals and Olympic finals before, but I am very happy to win.

“It is something I never expected.”

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/38046276