Andy Murray defeats Novak Djokovic for tour title

ANDY Murray has ended his drought against world number one Novak Djokovic and won the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

MONTREAL, ON - AUGUST 16: Andy Murray celebrates after winning the first set against Novak Djokovic. Picture: Getty

The British number one needed five championship points and three hours to see off the Serbian 6-4 4-6 6-3 in a tense final, snapping an eight-match losing streak against Djokovic in the process as he scooped his 35th career title.

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With the two top seeds renewing their rivalry a drawn-out battle was expected and the players did not disappoint, Murray forcing a total of 19 break points on Djokovic’s serve, but the resilient Serb found reserves to hang in there time after time before eventually succumbing.

Djokovic had been aiming to win his fourth Rogers Cup in his ninth final of the year, but Murray was in determined mood to claim his own fourth ATP Tour title of 2015.