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Djokovic wins Paris Masters

The world's best men's tennis player has plenty of momentum on his side heading into the season-ending World Tour Finals next weekend. On Sunday, the Serbian captured the Paris Masters with an easy win over Andy Murray.

It was no contest in the French capital as Novak Djokovic cruised to a straight-set victory over world No. 3 Andy Murray. 6-2, 6-4 was the final score in a match that lasted only 92 minutes.

The Serbian broke the Scot twice in the third set and came back from a break down in the second to win two further Murray service games.

"I was very solid from the very first point," Djokovic said after the match, "very similar to a performance I have had against him in Shanghai in terms of intensity and strength in the shots and really protecting the baseline, trying to be the one that dictates the play."



The man to whom Djokovic dictated the match was gracious in defeat.

"Congratulations to Novak, he's had a fantastic season," said Murray. "I just hope I can get a bit closer to him next year. He really deserves this victory. This year his level has been incredible."

The win was the 10th tournament vistory of the season for the Serbian, who set a new record of six Masters titles in a season. It was his third straight victory at the Paris event.

Djokovic now heads to London for the World Tour Finals, the fifth most important tournament in tennis, where he's seeking his fourth straight title.

jc/pfd (dpa, Reuters)

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