Andy Murray retains Brisbane title with victory over Grigor Dimitrov

Britain's Andy Murray beats world number 48 Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to retain his Brisbane International title.

updated: January 06, 2013 16:41 IST
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Brisbane: His voice cracking as he delivered his victory speech, an emotional Andy Murray dedicated his Brisbane International title to a sick friend.

Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane title, holding off the up-and-coming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 on Sunday.

"I'd like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends," Murray said, moments after it seemed he'd finished his thank you list. "Thank you very much. He's back home watching and, you're going to get through."

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