Murray wins third Montreal title

Published August 17th, 2015 - 04:22 GMT

Andy Murray needed three hours and five match points to finally bring an end to a long losing streak against Novak Djokovic, producint it 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday in the final ofthe Montreal Masters.

Murray, who moves back to second in the rankings next week, overcame frustration as he finally beat his world number one Serbian rival following eight losses dating to the 2013 Wimbledon final.

"To win this one was nice, especially the way the match went as well," said Murray. "It would have been easy for me to let that one slip away.

"But I fought well and stayed calm in the important moments of the third set."

Murray claimed his 11th Masters 1000 title as Djokovic missed his chance to claim a 25th in the elite series.

The Scot completed his Canadian title hat-trick after winning title in 2009 and 2010.

"Novak made it extremely difficult out there," said Murray, who was only able to break Djokovic on four of 19 chances.

"He had played a lot of long matches and fought off match points saved match points. It was tough for me to finish off the match."

Djokovic was disappointed to lose but pleased with the form which he is taking into next week's final major tune-up before the US Open at Cincinnati.

"You never like losing, but any streak comes to an end," said Djokovic. "I lost to a better player today. I lost to Andy, who I know very well.

"I did fight till the last point and did try my best. That's something that I take as a positive from this week."

Djokovic said Murray deserved the win.

"He stepped in, played some great shots. Most of all the moments when he needed to, he served very, very well," he said. "He just came up always with big serves, so I couldn't do much."

Djokovic said that the test on his right elbow's form this week proved to be positive, meaning he is not worried with the approach of the US Open starting August 31.

"I just did some tests. They were good. They were positive. I hope for the best," he said.

Djokovic will head to Cincinnati, the final big event before the Open.

"When I reflect on the week, of course it's positive. I'm playing better as the tournament progressed, and hopefully I can continue in the same style in Cincinnati."

Murray won his 35th career title and fourth of the season. His victory came on the day he leared that his coach Amelie Mauresmo had given birth in Europe.

"We just saw a picture of her and the baby this morning when we got up," he said. "I'd imagine she's quite tired. Probably me and my tennis are the last thing on her mind just now, which is totally understandable. But, glad she's OK and everything went well."

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