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Murray beaten in Paris final

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Andy Murray failed to win his first Paris Masters title after suffering another defeat to Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. 

The British No 1 has won just one of his seven matches against the world No 1 this year and the defending champion denied him more silverware in a 6-2 6-4 win.

Racking up 34 unforced errors, Murray could not exert persistent pressure on the Serb, who comfortably took the opening set and was briefly delayed by a break before he retained his title in the French capital.

Djokovic had dished out a humbling defeat when they met in last month's Shanghai Masters semi-final and he struck an early blow, seizing a break for a 2-1 lead.

Murray was being forced to cling onto his serve and scampered to save three break points at 3-2 down, but he would fling a forehand long to offer another opportunity to Djokovic, who ruthlessly opened a 5-2 lead.

Bringing up set point with a sliced ace, Djokovic calmly served out for a 1-0 lead in the match.

Murray struggled to shake off his persistent foe at the start of the second set and fended off another break point, holding serve with a much-needed ace.

But Djokovic maintained his nagging assault, snatching a further break following yet more mistakes from Murray, who found the net with regularity.

A momentary lapse from this year's three-time Grand Slam winner allowed Murray to break back, with Djokovic allowing a return to drop on the line.

It would prove a brief reprieve as Murray slashed the ball long to hand over another break and his latest defeat to Djokovic was sealed when he flicked a backhand wide.

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