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Djokovic thrashes Nadal to win Qatar Open

AFP logoAFP 09-01-2016
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Rafael Nadal during the final of the Qatar Open in Doha, on January 9, 2016 © Provided by AFP Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Rafael Nadal during the final of the Qatar Open in Doha, on January 9, 2016

Novak Djokovic won his first title of 2016 on Saturday, thrashing arch-rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets during a breathtaking performance at the Qatar Open final.

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The world number one cruised to victory in Doha 6-1, 6-2 in a match lasting little more than an hour.

The win not only secured the 60th career title for the Serb but also means he is ahead for the first time in his head-to-head battle with Nadal, winning 24 of the 47 matches they have now played against each other.

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