7 Jan 2017

Murray, Djokovic to face off in Doha

10:14 am on 7 January 2017

The world tennis number one and two, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, will go toe-to-toe in the Qatar Open final in Doha tomorrow.

Andy Murray (L) and Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray (L) and Novak Djokovic Photo: Photosport

World number one Murray swept aside Czech third seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-4, while Djokovic had to fight a bit harder for his final berth, beating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4-6 7-6 6-3.

The Serb, who was deposed as world number one by Murray in November and was beaten by the Scot in their last showdown, saved five match points to stay alive in the second set, before deposing Verdasco in the third.

Djokovic is the defending Qatar Open champion.

- Reuters