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Djokovic ends Murray's winning streak at Qatar Open

Novak Djokovic Credit: AP

Novak Djokovic has ended Sir Andy Murray's winning streak of 28 consecutive ATP Tour Matches, beating him in the Qatar Open final.

Djokovic defended the title, winning 6-3 5-7 6-4, yet Murray remains the world number one.

Djokovic won in two hours and 54 minutes.

Both players will now head to Melbourne for the Australian Open which begins on January 16 and is the year's first Grand Slam.

Andy Murray seals world no 1 spot after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets

Andy Murray will finish the year as the world no 1 Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the World Tour Final - sealing his position as world number one for the rest of 2016.

The Wimbledon champion, who shot to the top of the world rankings a fortnight ago, would have been knocked off his spot if Djokovic had won.

It is the fifth title in a row the Scotsman has won, bringing his winning run to 24 matches.

Speaking at the O2 Arena in London, Murray, 29, said: "Obviously it's a very special day.

"Playing against Novak in a match like this, we've played grand slam finals, Olympics - it's been a tough rivalry.

"I've lost many of them - I'm very happy I managed to win today.

"To finish the year number one is something I never expected."

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