Paris Masters: Defeated Andy Murray is upbeat as Novak Djokovic reigns supreme
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray for the 10th time in their last 11 meetings to lift the Paris Masters title once again.
A 6-2 6-4 victory for the World No.1 gave him his third successive trophy in Paris and earned him a 10th title of a season that just continues to get better.
Djokovic was playing in his 14th consecutive final - a record for a single season - and now has 22 straight wins, having not lost since the final in Cincinnati in August.
Murray said afterwards: "Congratulations to Novak, another fantastic week. It's been a great year for him and he fully deserves the No.1 spot. Hopefully I can get a little bit closer next year.
"It's been a great week, my first time getting past the quarter-finals here. It's progress and we'll try again next year to go one better."
The win brought Djokovic a record sixth Masters title of the season, and he will be the favourite to retain his crown at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.
Murray hit twice as many winners as Djokovic but 34 unforced errors was simply too many and the Scot did not serve consistently.
Murray will now return to London to spend time both preparing for the World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena and practising on clay ahead of the Davis Cup final in Belgium later this month.