Magical Andy Murray is too hot for Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray has ended his drought against world number one Novak Djokovic and won the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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.
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.
The Scot dedicated the victory to his coach Amelie Mauresmo, who gave birth to a baby boy yesterday.
"I'm not sure she will have stayed up to watch this one but, Amelie, this one's for you," said Murray.
It was an eventful tournament for Djokovic who complained to the umpire that he could smell cannabis on court during his win over Jeremy Chardy.
After winning the first set, the Serb approached the chair, saying: "Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I'm getting dizzy."
Djokovic later said: "You can't believe how bad it was. Whoever it is, I hope he doesn't come back tomorrow. He's probably on the seventh sky somewhere."
Meanwhile, Belinda Bencic has won the Rogers Cup with victory over Simona Halep in Toronto, Canada. The Swiss 18-year-old secured victory in the third set, while leading 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 3-0, when Romania's Halep retired due to a combination of injury and the heat.
Bencic has now won 21 of her past 25 matches and, in addition to defeating Halep, also beat world number one Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard and Sabine Lisicki.