The 27-year-old, who won in Rotterdam last Sunday, convincingly ended his 35-year-old opponent's comeback heroics that saw Murray fight four three-set battles and overcome eight match points to reach the final in Doha
Andy Murray's 4:05 am finish eventually caught up with him at the Australian Open as the Briton bowed out in typically defiant style to Roberto Bautista Agut in round three on Saturday.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will have to rev their bodies into action when both attempt to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
Andy Murray Friday blamed the balls for the marathon rallies that have been a feature of the Australian Open, saying the issue needed to be looked at.
Andy Murray stunned Italian 13th seed Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday, saving a match point to prevail over five gruelling sets and book a spot in the Australian Open second round.
Five top contenders for the men's title at the Australian Open, which starts on Monday:
Andy Murray said he was hoping for a "special" final chance to share a court with Roger Federer at next week's Laver Cup in London and possibly team up to play doubles before the Swiss great retires from the sport.
Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the two-time champion decided he isn't fit enough to compete at the All England Club.
Andy Murray will retain his world number one ranking if he makes the Wimbledon semi-finals Wednesday, while Roger Federer defies age and Novak Djokovic fights a shoulder injury.
Andy Murray survives a scare from Fabio Fognini as the defending champion scrapes his way into the Wimbledon last 16.
Defending champion Andy Murray and fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal take centre stage on the first day of Wimbledon, keen to deliver early hammer blows to any doubts over their title aspirations.
Defending champion Andy Murray's troubled build-up to Wimbledon continues as he withdrew from playing an exhibition match because of a hip problem.
Andy Murray pays an emotional on-court tribute to the victims of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester that left 29 people dead and scores injured.
Short of confidence and recovering from illness and injury, Andy Murray will hope he can avoid becoming part of an historic French Open double act when he faces in-form Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.
Britain's Andy Murray says that it has been hard at times for him to stay motivated since he became world number one last year.
With the French Open starting on Sunday, Murray has accrued 1,210 to the 4,915 of Rafael Nadal and looks a pale imitation of the player who won his last 24 matches of 2016 to knock Novak Djokovic off his pedestal and seize power in men's tennis.
Defending champion and world number one Andy Murray was swept aside by home favourite Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open on Tuesday, being completely outplayed in a 6-2 6-4 defeat.
The level of media coverage surrounding Maria Sharapova's return to tennis from a doping suspension has been a key factor in the five-time grand slam winner being offered wildcards to events, men's world number one Andy Murray has said.
Maria Sharapova is still waiting to hear if she can play at the French Open later this month but men's world number one Andy Murray expects her to be at Wimbledon in July.