Scotland’s Andy Murray called on all his experience to defeat rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(0), 6-4 and retain his Brisbane International title on Sunday.

In a high-class final, Murray came from 4-1 down in the first set and a break in the second to subdue the challenge of the talented Dimitrov.

I thought the standard of tennis was good today,” Murray said, admitting he had to change tactics during the first set after Dimitrov’s lightning start. The results: Finals: Singles: Andy Murray bt Grigor Dmitrov 7-6(7/0), 6-4. Doubles: Marcelo Melo and Tommy Robredo bt Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley 4-6, 6-1, 10/5.

Sydney International: Women’s first round: Dominika Cibulkova bt Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1, Caroline Wozniacki bt Urszula Radwanska 6-1, 6-2, Maria Kirilenko bt Olivia Rogowska 7-5, 6-2, Ekaterina Makarova bt Varvara Lepchenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. — AFP

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