Djokovic too strong for Murray in Madrid

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Posted: May 08, 2016 3:21 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Andy Murray 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the Madrid Masters final on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time.

The Serb collected his fifth title of 2016 after winning the Qatar Open, Indian Wells, the Miami Open and the Australian Open, in which he also defeated Murray in the final.

Murray, who also lost second place in the ATP world rankings to Roger Federer, knocked out crowd favorite Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals but Djokovic proved a more formidable opponent, breaking the Scot three times in the opening set. Murray hit back in the second but had no answer in the third as Djokovic repeated his 2011 Madrid Open triumph.

(Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Ed Osmond)