Tennis = love game of God

BRISBANE, Australia — 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 defence 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.”

Janko Tipsarevic captured the Aircel Chennai Open title on his sixth visit to the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tennis tournament.

The second-seeded Serbian defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes on Sunday to lift his fourth ATP World Tour trophy (4-7 in finals).

Tipsarevic received a cheque for $69,500 and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings…

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