Britain’s Andy Murray saw off Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in straight sets to win the Dubai Championships for the first time.

The world number one dropped his first two service games but recovered to win 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 14 minutes.

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It is Murray’s first tournament win of 2017 and the 45th of his career, which will see him extend his lead over Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings.

Murray went into the final with a 12-1 record against Verdasco, but after a slow start, the Scot managed to pull through to his first title in Dubai.




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