Andy Murray wins first 2017 title at the Dubai Tennis Championships

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British Tennis player Andy Murray has defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-2 in the finals of the Dubai Tennis Championship to win his first title of the year.

Murray won the Dubai Championships for the first time in his career. The win on Saturday is also the first for a British player in the 25 years since the tournament has been played in 25 years.


“For sure, obviously nice to win any tournaments but especially the ones you haven’t won before,” Murray said after winning the title.

Murray saved seven match-points in a 31-minute tiebreak that stretched to 38 points before he finally subdued Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(4) 7-6(18) 6-1 during the quarter-finals on Thursday.

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