Murray shocks Djokovic in Rome

Andy Murray became the first British winner of the Italian Open in the Open Era after he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

The world number two got the perfect birthday present as he needed only two sets to get the better of Djokovic, winning 6-3, 6-3 in a touch over 90 minutes on the damp courts of Rome.

The weather was much of an issue throughout the match, with the pair playing through periods of rain without leaving the court.

While Murray was not happy with this in the beginning, it clearly had more effect on the world number one, as his he let the outside influences affect his game.

Djokovic struggled to adjust, but managed to save three break points in the second game. But he finally cracked in the fourth and Murray consolidated to take a 4-1 lead.

The Serb continued to mention the poor conditions to the chair umpire, saying he had almost rolled his ankle on several occasions, but to no avail. 

Murray was often rewarded for being courageous, coming to the net and firing powerful second serves.

In the second set, Murray saved two break points in the fourth game then broke Djokovic and consolidated to take a 4-2 lead. 

After that break, it was all she wrote for the indomitable Djokovic, as Murray cruised to his 12th Masters 1000 title and his second on clay.