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Murray subdues Wawrinka for first title without Gilbert as coach

Updated: January 5, 2008, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Andy Murray defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Saturday to win the Qatar Open, his first tournament since splitting with coach Brad Gilbert.

Murray, seeded third, won his fourth ATP title and beat his unseeded Swiss opponent for the first time. It also was his first hard-court title.

"I had never won a tournament in the first week of the season," said Murray, who lost last year's final to Ivan Ljubicic. "It is great going into the Australian Open."

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