Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history when he defeated Fernando Verdasco, 6-3, 6-2, on Saturday.
This was Murray's seventh final in his last eight tournaments, and 14th in his last 16 dating to last May in Madrid.
The only two tournaments he failed to make the final in that period were the 2016 U.S. Open and 2017 Australian Open.
“It's been a great run. Can't complain about much,” Murray said.
“Giving yourself a lot of matches gives you confidence to go into those big events (Grand Slams).”
Dubai was the first tournament Murray's played since he...