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Summary

  1. Andy Murray wins 6-3 6-4 in one hour 42 minutes
  2. 35th meeting between the pair
  3. Get involved: #bbctennis

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

And that my friends is a fitting way to end this live text.

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals final to retain his position as the best men's tennis player in the world.

If...

Andy Murray posted this Rudyard Kipling classic on his Instagram account two weeks ago...

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I think you were already a man, my son.

Murray & Djokovic stats in 2016

  • Titles: Murray 9 (career best); Djokovic 7Β 
  • Match win-loss record: Murray 78-9 (career best); Djokovic 65-9
  • Longest winning streaks: Murray 24 (Sept 18-ongoing); Djokovic 14 (Jan 4-Feb 25)
  • Prize money: Murray Β£10.79m; Djokovic Β£10.23m

A future number one?

What a champion.. Bravo Sir @andy_murray πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ The new Number 1️⃣ of the world !!!

Time on her hands...

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She is a tennis ledge though...

Top Brit shows true grit

On top of the world! Andy #Murray is the @ATPWorldTour year-end No.1 #BackTheBrits #HistoryMaker

On top of the world! Andy #Murray is the @ATPWorldTour year-end No.1 #BackTheBrits #HistoryMaker

Murray 2016 highlights

  • Captured third grand slam title by winning Wimbledon for second time
  • Retained his Olympic singles title at Rio
  • Beat Novak Djokovic to win Rome Masters during best claycourt season.
  • Reached French Open final for first time, losing to Djokovic
  • Rose to number one in the rankings for first time on 7 November, becoming the second oldest player to achieve the feat for the first time after John Newcombe in 1974
  • Won ATP World Tour Finals for the first time to become first British man to secure year-end world number one ranking since the inception of computer rankings in 1973

And from another old foe...

Well done @andy_murray for reaching #1 year end ranking πŸ‘πŸΌ

This is a bit like This Is Your Life (do a web search)...

Join the club

Don't mind admitting that I love @andy_murray . In a purely sporting sense, of course, but it is heartfelt.

An ex-number one to the current...

Well deserved @andy_murray & @DjokerNole , amazing 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ year! πŸ†πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ #AndyNΒ°1️⃣

Great Britons

The match in stats

Graphic showing stats from the match
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Murray's former coach

Truly amazing accomplishment from @andy_murray to win this winner take all match vs Djoker to end 2016 world #1

And from high up...

What a match, what a year, what a legend. Congratulations @andy_murray - world number 1 #ATPFinals

Praise from another peer...

What a finish of the year for @andy_murray congrats! Champ

'You're knighted'

Come on your majesty @andy_murray for a knighthood. World number one.

Right in the thick of it

Slightly emotional about Andy Murray. How great to have something that GOOD in this idiot year.

Rally Potter

I'd almost forgotten what it's like when the person you really, really want to win, wins! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» @andy_murray

Watch again: Trophy time

Here's the moment Andy Murray was presented with his suitably large trophy to end an incredible year...

Andy Murray lifts the ATP World Tour Finals trophy.

From a former king...

Epic start to the year by @DjokerNole. Epic end to the year by @andy_murray, ending #1 πŸ† Congrats guys πŸ‘

Brothers on top of the world

Knockout!

What a year @andy_murray - incredible performance! Ending the year exactly where you deserve to be, World No 1! #ATPFinals #Murray

Murray wins the ATP Finals & remains world number one

Andrew Castle

BBC Sport tennis commentator on BBC Two

This achievement, to put in perspective, is bigger than any grand slam. It takes an awful lot of work.

Murray wins the ATP Finals & remains world number one

Andrew Castle

BBC Sport tennis commentator on BBC Two

I didn't think it was possible today. Murray only had 24 hours to recover after a really taxing match. The first five games were important for Murray to establish himself and when he got the break he took it. That is when the belief round here grew.

You knew Djokovic wouldn't go away without a fight but Murray found a way to get over the line.

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Robbie Devenney: Sitting in a restaurant in Venice, waiting on food, massive cheer for our table when Andy won, now getting funny looks.

Matthew Carr: Arise Sir Andy Murray! Congratulations @andy_murray on becoming ATP World Tour Finals champion & ending year as world number one. Β 

Murray wins the ATP Finals & remains world number one

Murray with trophy
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Andy Murray:Β "It's very special playing against Novak in a match like this, we've played Grand Slam finals and Olympic finals before, but I am very happy to win and to be world number one is very special. It is something I never expected.

"My team have been around a long time, and my family have been there from the very start and made lots of sacrifices so I thank them.

"Me and Novak are lucky to have two great champions in our boxes, but to have other great champions like Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg here today is special. To hold all four Grand Slams like Novak did this year was a very special achievement and something we won't see for a very long time."

It's in the blood, brothers

So. I did ask earlier this week: who will carve the Xmas turkey? Jamie or Andy? They're both world number ones.

Best let mother Judy do the duties.Β 

Watch again: Murray's winning moment

Ultimate showman Murray allowed Djokovic to save a couple of match points - just because he knows we love the drama. But in the end he got the job done, here's the winning moment...

Andy Murray defeats Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 and wins the ATP World Tour Finals

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Annabel Blackett: UNREAL UNREAL. JUST OUTSTANDING. @andy_murray Just played the match of his life. Β Β 

Abbie Grisman: Number 1, number 1, number 1, number 1, number 1!!!!!!! Yes.

Dan Moloney: Huge from @andy_murray! What a fighter. Proud! BEST. IN. THE. WORLD! Β 

Murray wins the ATP Finals & remains world number one

Novak Djokovic: "It has be a fantastic year with some great highlights, especially in the first six months. Andy is definitely number one in the world. He deserved to win. He is the best player.Β 

"In the decisive moments I wasn't able to come back. I played better late in the match but it wasn't enough.Β 

"I wish him and his team all the best for the year."

Novak Djokovic lifts his runner-up plate
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Murray wins the ATP Finals and remains world number one

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Murray and Djokovic embrace at the end of the match
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It is amazing, he has had a phenomenal year and he deserves to be number one. Djokovic was the one that capitulated, he's not had a good six months but Murray was solid and deserved to win the trophy.