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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic loses to Andy Murray in semifinal of Dubai Championships
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ' Novak Djokovic lost for the first time this season, falling to Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5 Friday in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships.
The third-seeded Murray, who lost to Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals, broke the top-ranked Serb to go up 4-2 in the first set and then saved two break points to make it 5-2.
Murray took a 3-0 lead in the second set but Djokovic rallied to tie the match at 5-5. But Murray won the final two games, clinching the win when Djokovic sent a forehand long.
The loss ended Djokovic's 10-match winning streak this season.
Murray will face either Roger Federer or Juan Martin del Potro in the final.