Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win first Italian Open title

Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open Men’s Singles Tennis title.

The third-ranked Murray defeated the top-ranked Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 yesterday. It’s Murray’s first title in Rome and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins.

During the trophy ceremony, Murray was presented with a birthday cake as it was his 29th birthday.

The only other British man to win the tournament was Pat Hughes in 1931.

Earlier, Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all American women’s Singles final.

Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis yesterday won the Women’s Doubles Title.

In the final, the World Number One pair defeated the 7th seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-7, 10-3.

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