06 March 2017 Current Affairs: Andy Murray of the United Kingdom on 4 March 2017 won the men’s singles titles at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2017.
To win the title, he defeated Fernando Verdaso of Spanish 6-3 6-2 at the summit clash held in Dubai, the United Aran Emirates (UAE).
With this title, Murray has become the first British champion in the 25 year history of the tournament.
For Murray, it was his best win over the Spaniard since the Miami Championships almost exactly eight years ago and comes after he finished as runner-up to Roger Federer in Dubai in 2012.
Incredibly, it was his seventh final in his last eight tournaments and 14th in his last 16.
Rohan Bopanna loses in the final of doubles clash : Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau claimed the doubles title with a 4-6 6-3 10-3 win over the Indo-Polish pair of Rohan Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski.
It is their 13th title together, which includes both Wimbledon and the ATP World Tour Finals in 2015.
It is Rojer's 22nd doubles title and Tecau's 30th. Bopanna was seeking his fourth Dubai title after winning in 2012, 2014 and 2015, all with different partners.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships : Since its inaugural edition in 1993, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has consistently showcased the world's best players in the competition.
In 2005, two ATP World Tour champions, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer, scaled the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah for a friendly practice session atop the helipad at the iconic hotel.
The tournament has frequently been named the ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year at the ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moet & Chandon.
The championships is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.