Andy Murray recorded a convincing a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals event in London.
In a match where the victor would finish the year as the world’s best player, both made confident starts as the first seven games of the opening set passed without any breaks of serve.
However, leading 4-3, Murray broke Djokovic and then served out the set.
Seemingly with all the momentum now on his side, the Scot raced into a 4-1 lead in the second stanza.
With the finish line in sight, Murray tightened up and almost gave Djokovic a way back in as he threw away a service game.
However, he was not be denied as won his next two service games to lift the trophy and finish the year as the world’s best player.
The key to Murray’s victory was his ability to dominate the many exchanges from the back of the court.
In previous encounters, Djokovic’s consistency from the baseline has brought him great success against Murray.
On Sunday, it was the other way around though. Murray’s superior depth and ball striking had Djokovic under pressure throughout the match.
This victory in London gives Murray his fifth title in a row following triumphs in Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna and Paris.