Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Madrid Open title

MADRID (AP) -- Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to win a record 29th career Masters title.

Djokovic saved seven break points in the final game and converted on his third match point to secure the win over the defending champion, moving one victory ahead of Rafael Nadal in Masters tournament victories.

It was Djokovic's second title in Madrid, and fifth of the year this season. He reached 33 wins, the most on tour in 2016.

The loss allows Roger Federer to surpass Murray for No. 2 in the world on Monday. It also kept the British player from winning his 12th Masters 1000 title, and second on clay.

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