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Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Finals ATP Qatar Open Live Updates

World No. 1 Andy Murray will take on archrival and No. 2 Novak Djokovic at the ATP Qatar Open Final.
Updated: 08 January 2017 00:26 IST - Published: 07 January 2017 20:02 IST
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And here's an interesting point - if Novak wins the Australian Open title, and Murray does not progress beyond the semi-finals, we could see Djokovic return to World No. 1.
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Not much separating the field now - some wonderful shotmaking and commitment from both former and current World No. 1 
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And after two hours and fifty-four minutes, Novak Djokovic holds on to win 6-3,5-7,6-4, sealing the deal with a sweet forehand winner.
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Andy Murray trails 4-5, and Novak Djokovic will return to serve for the match.
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That was a bit of a random return from Djokovic, who was looking to shorten the point there. It goes way long, and although he's followed that up with a strong winner, Murray wins the game.
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And Djokovic HOLDS! Back over to Murray, who has to serve to stay in the match..
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Novak Djokovic leads 4-3 and is up a break of serve in the decider.
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Djokovic is wincing in pain, but he's mounted a fight back and a half! Some serious fight from both players, and Novak Djokovic breaks to love! 
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Seriously, though, Novak Djokovic has been grimacing quite a lot. Looks like there's quite a bit of pain and cramping going on there.
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No breaks of serve just yet and Murray's up 3-2. What a match this has been already! 
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Murray loses that game as Djokovic levels at two games all in the deciding set - but his level of commitment is unparalleled. The Scot approaches the net for a shot most players would have given up on - and very nearly makes it! 
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At this point, it's all a battle of nerves.
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Andy Murray 2 - 1 Novak Djokovic.
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And Murray holds right back. There's some excitement going on in this game! 
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Novak Djokovic, now in grey t-shirt, holds serve in convincing fashion. 1-1.
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And now for a random tennis player fashion update...
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Novak Djokovic 6-3, 5-7, 0-1 Andy Murray
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Andy Murray wins the first game in the third set on serve. 
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There'll now be a deciding set. Forced by Murray from three championship points down. He's certainly living up to the title of Sir...
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And that's the news tennis fans will love - Andy Murray, down three championship points, wins the second set 7-5.
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Murray's last break means he has gone 112 matches at a stretch having broken his opponent's serve. Not bad at all, eh?
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Well well well... Who called this? Murray's in this and could well force a third set at this rate. He leads 6-5.
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That said, there's some brilliant defensive work from both ends.
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Andy Murray breaks back to level at 5 games apiece in the second set and keeps himself in the contest. Djokovic loses 3 match points. 
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Wow that game went on for a long, long time! 
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Close contest and then some. There's still a battle on here and Murray's looking to break. Djokovic can't build on championship point just yet..
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All aside, some lovely sportsmanship from Djokovic and Murray. They may be fierce rivals on court, but they're close friends off it - and have even shared parenting advice. 
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Djokovic will now serve for the match, putting the talented, but currently agitated, Murray on the back foot.
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Novak Djokovic* 5-4 Andy Murray.
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There's a wonderful shot from Murray to seal that game - and he's still in the match, but trails 4-5. 
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It all looks to be coming a bit unravelled for the talented Scot here in Doha, Qatar, 
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Novak Djokovic holds serve for a 5-3 lead. Murray serves to stay in the match.
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What a rally! That was one high shot from Murray - and Djokovic returns with a befitting reply - a smash winner! 
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Novak Djokovic 6-3, 4-3 Murray.
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Novak Djokovic is right back in with the first break of the second set. He leads 4-3.
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Luckily, he's ok. Murray comes over to check on his rival, Djokovic waves him off to say he's ok, and we're back to play.
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With scores at 3-3 in the second set Djokovic fights to make a winner from Murray and takes a fall - he's hit his head,and looks to be in quite a bit of pain...
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Phew - that was a long, long game! Djokovic appeared to stutter for a bit but came right back to equalise in the end.
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Andy Murray, on serve, takes a 3-2 lead on Novak Djokovic, and the Scot is slowly getting his groove back. But nothing appears to be rattling Djokovic at the moment.
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Novak Djokovic* 2 - 2 Andy Murray (* denotes server)
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Hold to love. Easy does it. 
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Murray leads Djokovic 2-1 on serve.
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There' s another hold from Murray but his usual sharp focus seems to be coming a bit undone.
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Djokovic quickly holds for 1-1 and is beginning to look like he's quite on top here.
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And he holds! Murray leads 1-0. 

A good response to losing the first set, but there are still some wild, untamed shots - quite uncharacteristic of Murray.
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Andy Murray opens serve in the second set.
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