- Murray defeated Djoko 6-3, 6-4 in the final of ATP World Tour Finals 2016.
- With that win he has ended 2016 as ATP's No. 1 player.
- Now Murray has won three major titles against Djoko.
He defeated No. 5 (Kei Nishikori), No. 4 (Milos Raonic), No. 3 (Stan Wawrinka) within a week before thrashing the No. 2, Novak Djokovic, in the final of ATP World Tour Final 2016. Thereby he give a dream end to an excellent 2016 season.
Murray went pass Djokovic in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday in London and thus the Scot extended his career-best winning run to 24 consecutive matches.
Now, Murray has packed downDjoko in three major finals. Murray has won in US Open (2012), Wimbledon (2013) and ATP World Tour final (2016). However, Djokovic;s feat still remains better with victories in four Australian Open (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016) and French Open (2016) finals.
"I'm very happy to win and to be world number one is very special. It's very special playing against Novak in a match like this, and I never expected this actually to happen someday," Murray said after his victory in World Tour final.
Interestingly, his brother Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares were also crowned World No. 1 doubles pair.
Going into the crucial final at O2 Arena, it was Djokovic who led the head to head 24-10 and the last time the two had met, it was the Serb who had ended on the winnings side.
The occasion was the French Open final 2016. With that victory, Djokovic had completed his career grand slam, something that Murray is yet to achieve.
Although post that victory, Djokovic has been off his form admitting that he has lost his passion for tennis, Murray was aware of the fact that there was no way his opponent would give up without giving a tough fight.
However, Murray was a man with a mission - he was just a win away from the ultimate milestone, something not everyone had expected him to achieve it someday.
That determination of his outplayed the former World No. 1 Djokovic, who made 30 unforced errors, showing that he was not even close to his best.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:53 PM IST