Nine years after they had met for the first time (on Court No. 1 in Paris-Bercy), they played for the 30th time against each other (but on Centre Court) * The first five games consisted mainly of long baseline rallies lasted 30 minutes, and showed that Murray without extraordinary service performance won’t be able to threaten his toughest opponent. There was a moment in the 2nd set when it seemed Murray would turn the things around, but his “winning” forehand return at 3:2 (30/0) was correctly overruled by Cedric Mourier. The Scot for a split second could think he had a triple break point, but ten minutes later he already trailed 3:5. “It was a pleasure to play here this week in the beautiful new stadium,” said Murray during the trophy ceremony. “Congratulations to Novak. It’s been a great year for him. It’s been a great week for me – first time past the quarter-finals. That’s progress and I hope to be back next year.”
Djokovic’s route to his 58th title:
2 Thomaz Bellucci 7-5, 6-3
3 Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-5
Q Tomas Berdych 7-6(3), 7-6(8)
S Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
W Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4
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