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Andy Murray claims 45th career title with Dubai triumph over  Fernando Verdasco

Andy Murray claims 45th career title with Dubai triumph over Fernando Verdasco

The Scot finished the job in just 73 minutes on the first of three match points, an untouchable service winner.

Dubai Open: Andy Murray to face Fernando Verdasco in final after straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille

Dubai Open: Andy Murray to face Fernando Verdasco in final after straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille

Murray`s win improved his 2017 record to 11-2 as he seeks a 45th career title, he lost the 2012 final in Dubai to Roger Federer, his best performance at the event.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ousts Rafael Nadal slayer Fernando Verdasco in opening round

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ousts Rafael Nadal slayer Fernando Verdasco in opening round

Djokovic prevailed 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in 2hr 20min on Rod Laver Arena to progress to a second-round encounter with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal beats Florian Mayer in straight-sets; to face Marcos Baghdatis in second round

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal beats Florian Mayer in straight-sets; to face Marcos Baghdatis in second round

Nadal is bidding to win his second Australian Open after beating Roger Federer for the 2009 crown.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

The world number two said it was "the dream start" to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month.

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Djokovic said he was lucky to be in his second successive Doha final after being on the brink of a straight sets defeat

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

His win keeps alive hopes of final clash between the top two players in the world.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic downs evergreen Radek Stepanek to reach semis

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic downs evergreen Radek Stepanek to reach semis

The semi-final line-up will be completed on Thursday when Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga face off.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic gets a 'Selfie' surprise after winning his way into quater-final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic gets a 'Selfie' surprise after winning his way into quater-final

The world number two won his second round match 6-3, 6-4 in just 72 minutes against Horacio Zeballos.

Rafael Nadal takes revenge, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams cruise at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal takes revenge, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams cruise at Indian Wells

Nadal saved five set points to finish off a two-set victory over Fernando Verdasco.

WATCH FULL HIGHLIGHTS: How Rafael Nadal was stunned by Fernando Verdasco at Australian Open

WATCH FULL HIGHLIGHTS: How Rafael Nadal was stunned by Fernando Verdasco at Australian Open

Nadal, who hasn't been in the best of form in the last few years, was once again knocked out early in a Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal stunned by Fernando Verdasco in Australian Open Round 1

Rafael Nadal stunned by Fernando Verdasco in Australian Open Round 1

Verdasco smashed 90 winners and 91 unforced errors during the five-set battle.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal storm through to quarters

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal storm through to quarters

 In the new season, Djokovic has spent just two hours on court in the first two rounds at Qatar Open.

Hyderabad beat Chennai 24-19 in Champions Tennis League

Hyderabad beat Chennai 24-19 in Champions Tennis League

In a format where the winner is decided on the total points won in 5-set match, Hyderabad beat Chennai 25-19.

CTL: Nagpur Orangers win tense affair against Chennai Warriors

CTL: Nagpur Orangers win tense affair against Chennai Warriors

Feliciano Lopez of Nagpur Orangers held his nerve to beat Fernando Verdasco of V Chennai Warriors.

CTL: Giant-serving Ivo Karlovic helps Hyderabad Aces outplay Chennai Warriors

CTL: Giant-serving Ivo Karlovic helps Hyderabad Aces outplay Chennai Warriors

Giant-serving Croatian player Ivo Karlovic and doubles ace Martina Hingis played stellar roles in Hyderabad Aces' impressive 25-16 win over Chennai Warriors on the third day of the Champions Tennis League, here on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal staves off further Davis Cup relegation

Rafael Nadal staves off further Davis Cup relegation

A Rafael Nadal inspired Spain halted their Davis Cup decline as the 14-time Grand Slam champion teamed up with Fernando Verdasco to seal a 3-0 win over Denmark on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal returns for Spain's Davis Cup playoff against Denmark

Rafael Nadal returns for Spain's Davis Cup playoff against Denmark

Rafael Nadal will be back in Spain`s Davis Cup team for the first time in two years when the five-times winners meet Denmark this month in a Group I first round relegation playoff.

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza advance at US Open​

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza advance at US Open​

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza started her US Open campaign on a winning note as she along with her partner Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the women's doubles here on Friday.