Birthday boy Murray upsets Djokovic to clinch maiden Italian Open title

, 10:30 AM IST

Johannesburg: British tennis maestro Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by winning his maiden Italian Open title after he swept aside world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the summit showdown in Rome on Sunday.

The second-seed, who suffered a defeat against Djokovic in last week’s Madrid Open final, produced a much commanding performance to outclass the Serbian 6-3, 6-3 in the contest that lasted for one hour and 35 minutes.

Reflecting on the match, Djokovic admitted that Murray had done a great job, adding that he played extremely well during the match, Sport24 reported.

It is only Murray’s third clay-court title and his 10th win from a total of 32 previous meetings, Sport24 reported.

With the win, Murray will now return back to the second spot in the world rankings ahead of the French Open, starting from May 22.(ANI)