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Tennis: Daniil Medvedev defeats Andy Murray in Qatar Open final

Andy Murray and Daniil Medvedev Photo: NDTV

Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray in straight sets in the Qatar Open final, ending his quest for his first ATP Tour victory in more than three years.

The 35-year-old British player, whose last victory came at the 2019 European Open, was defeated by the third-seeded Russian 6-4, 6-4.

The third seed proved to be too much for the two-time Wimbledon champion, who lost 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 47 minutes.

Murray, who entered the competition as a wildcard, has triumphed in all four of his prior matchups this week in three sets.

It was a second title in less than a week for Medvedev, who won the Rotterdam Open on Sunday.

However, unforced errors from Murray allowed Medvedev to break again at 5-4 and serve for the title.

With the scores at 40-30, the world number eight double-faulted on his first match point, but he saw off Murray with a sublime lob on his second attempt.