Andy Murray has won his first title of the year, after beating Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-2 to win the Dubai Tennis Championships.
The world No. 1 lost his first final of the year to Djokovic at Doha and suffered a fourth round exit at the Australian Open.
This win comes at the right time, as he heads to America for the Masters series in exceptional form.
Murray’s hold on the top ranked spot is also more secured after Djokovic lost in the quarterfinals of the Abierto Mexicano.