18 Aug 2015

Murray ends Djokovic hoodoo

12:09 pm on 18 August 2015

The British tennis player Andy Murray has ended a long drought against Novak Djokovic by beating the Serbian 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Andy Murray competes in Miami 2015

Andy Murray celebrates victory. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Murry hadn't beaten Djokovic since the 2013 Wimbledon final.

With two weeks until the US Open, the ATP tour win is the perfect preparation for the world number three.

The Scotsman will move to second in the ATP rankings on Monday.

Murray and the world number one took an hour per set to settle their score in Quebec as Murray completed a Canadian title hat-trick after trophies in 2009 and 2010.

Murray won his fourth title of 2015 and lifted his record on the season to 53-8.

"Novak made it extremely difficult out there," said Murray, who needed five match points to win as the Djokovic defence came to life.

Djokovic said he hopes to carry his form into Cincinnati next week and the US Open, which starts on August 31 in New York.

"Andy played a great match and deserved to win," Djokovic said.

"This was an important week in my Open preparation. I hope to continue this form next week and into New York."