4 Aug 2008

Murray shocks Djokovic to win first Masters Series title

11:53 am on 4 August 2008

Britain's Andy Murray has upset the Australian Tennis Open champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 7-6 to win in Cinncinatti to win his first Masters Series title.

The eighth-seeded Murray could have won earlier but Djokovic survived four championship points when the Scot served leading 5-3 in the second set before clinching it in the tiebreak on his sixth championship point.

Murray overcame the Serb with a fluent and imaginative display of ground strokes, showing he has the ability to climb up among the world's top three as he produced his second victory over Djokovic in successive weeks.

Defeat prevented Djokovic, already the winner of three of the four North American Masters Series titles in the last 18 months, from completing the quartet.

Djokovic had also ended soon-to-be world number one Rafael Nadal's 32-match winning streak the evening before in their semi-final.