Murray clinches first title of year in Dubai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Mar 2017 09:31:07


WORLD number one Andy Murray won his first title of 2017 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the Dubai Tennis Championships final.
Murray lost his first two service games of the match but overcame that poor start to win in Dubai for the first time.
“Obviously I’m very happy to do it here for the first time. It’s been a good start to the year,” Murray told the BBC.
“Often when you get through matches like that (quarter-final against Philipp Kohlschreiber when I saved seven match points) it settles you down for the rest of the tournament.

“It’s been quite a few late finishes this week. Maybe the last couple of matches, I didn’t start as well as I would like. It’s been the same for all the players, a bit tricky with the rain.” (Reuters)