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ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray for World No. 1

Andy Murray wins the ATP World Tour Finals 6-3, 6-4.
Updated: 21 November 2016 02:07 IST - Published: 20 November 2016 23:54 IST
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Andy Murray wins the ATP World Tour Finals, 6-3, 6-4.

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The chair umpire has to calm things down a bit. "Please, please respect the players," he calls, easily four times to get the anxious crowd to quieten.

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Championship point....and Novak Djokovic chooses this moment to send loud local fans' nerves into a bit of a tizzy with some great forehands.

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Andy Murray also to serve for World No. 1 title and debut ATP World Tour Finals title.

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Andy Murray to serve for the match.

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And sadly it looks as though that fight back from Djokovic was all too temporary, it may seem. Murray leads 5-3, as Djokovic now serves to stay in the match.

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What a rally! Sublime stuff from both players but Novak Djokovic made that rally look effortless. 

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And that was some brilliant tennis from Novak Djokovic, who appears to have had some sort of instant battery recharge. He's turned up the attack against Murray now and is only one game away from equalizing.

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Djokovic soldiers on to a break point - and breaks! 

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That was a bad, bad game from Andy Murray by any standards. He starts off the game with a double fault and almost repeats that, eventually losing the point.

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Andy Murray is now two games away from being the first British year-end World No. 1. Let that sink in.

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And Andy Murray breaks again. He leads 4-1 in the second set.

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Some great baseline play sees Speedy Gonzalez, sorry, Andy Murray scoot over to slice a beautifully angled shot across the court. That gives him his second break point in this set.

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Andy Murray is producing shots out of seemingly thin air right now. 

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A howler of a return from Djokovic right there. What would have been a routine shot from the World No. 2 to seal a good strong point turns bad quickly and goes into the net. Game Murray! 

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Murray gets the break early on in the second, no doubt buoyed by that first set win. But Djokovic looks charged, too. 

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This first set win is good for Andy Murray; Djokovic has never, ever lost to Murray after winning the first set.

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And he wins the first set 6-3 does Andy Murray. Electric, the fans in London. Cheers getting louder.

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It's the World No. 1 with the first break of the match - and what a time for it to come at! He forces an error off Djokovic to take a 5-3 lead and, hopefully, serve out the set now.

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And a lock back and forth tussle sees Djokovic unleash yet another drop shot almost on the line, but Murray with a lovely couple of reflex forehand volleys seals the game for himself.

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And Djokovic HOLDS! 

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This is proving to be a long game. Murray squanders three break points and now it's advantage Djokovic, with the Serb almost ballet-esque in his movements.

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A long rally and some quick footwork from Novak Djokovic. Are we human, or are we dancer, Novak? 

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Break point to Andy Murray! The crowd here is raucous and all behind their local champion.

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And that's the Novak Djokovic we all remember. Easy as pie he unleashes a drop shot almost perfectly halfway into the court. Boom. That's the game, held to love.

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If Harrelson's reddit AMA is anything to go by... let's be glad he's not on the firing line on court today.

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Woody Harrelson is in the crowd here in London. We saw Kevin Spacey in the finals.

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A service hold from Andy Murray after almost holding to love. 40-15 and he seals the deal at 40-30 with some nifty footwork. 

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Andy Murray 1*-1 Novak Djokovic. That's a beautiful drop shot lob from the Serb and Murray sends a return just into the net cord. A well-deserved point.

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And it's off to a bit of a shaky start for Andy Murray. Both players hold serve but there already been two double faults from Murray. Djokovic holds to love.