Djokovic suffers rare loss as Murray
takes Rome title
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[May 16, 2016]
(Reuters) - Andy Murray punctured
Novak Djokovic's air of dominance by beating the out-of-sorts Serb in
straight sets in the final of the Italian Open in Rome on Sunday.
Murray kisses the trophy after winning the match. Novak Djokovic of
Serbia v Andy Murray of Britain - Rome, Italy - 15/5/16.
Just a week after Djokovic had beaten him in the final of the
Madrid Open, the Scot gained his revenge over the world number one
in another claycourt final with a superb 6-3 6-3 win in one hour and
Djokovic was not at his best and in a grumpy mood, complaining on
several occasions to the umpire about the slippery court surface on
a damp day at the Foro Italico.
He slumped to only his third defeat of the entire season, hitting a
couple of errant forehands and a double fault in the final game
before Murray conjured up one inspirational backhand winner to lift
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No British man had won the Italian title since 1931 and the triumph
gives the world number three Murray a major boost before the second
of the season's grand slams, the French Open, starts next week.
(Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Toby Davis)
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