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November 30, 2022

Tennis: Djokovic beats Murray in Shanghai

Andy Murray blew five match points as he lost a thrilling Shanghai Masters final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, according to Eurosport.The Serbian world number two fought back from the dead to beat the Scot 5-7 7-6(11) 6-3 and prevent Murray from winning the title for a third successive season.Murray served for the match in the second set, earning a match point as he did so, and had four more chances to close out the match in the 24-minute tie-break that followed.But it was Djokovic who came through, growing stronger throughout as Murray appeared increasingly tired, the Serb avenging his defeats by the Scot in both the Olympics and the US Open this summer.In the early stages the Scot took charge of the match as he came out on top of a thrilling and wildly fluctuating first set that saw seven breaks of serve. The last of those proved most telling as Djokovic lost the 11th game of the set from 40-0 ahead – prompting the Serb to smash his racquet to pieces on the court – before Murray served out for the set.

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