Andy Murray suffers agonising defeat to Daniil Medvedev in Qatar Open final

Andy Murray’s quest for a first ATP title in four years fell agonisingly short after defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the Qatar Open final.

The Scot has rolled back the years in Doha this week, and reached the final after saving five match points to beat Jiri Lehecka on Friday, but the Russian, also a former world No 1, was too strong in another gruelling contest.

Defending a perfect career record (2-0) against the three-time Grand Slam champion, Medvedev closed out the contest after snatching a decisive break at four games apiece in the second set.

Murray, whose last ATP Tour title came in Antwerp in 2019, saved a championship point, but eventually fell 4-6, 4-6 in one hour and 46 minutes.

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