Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 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 jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second set but Djokovic bounced back to tie the match at 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, which includes his Australian Open victory.
Murray will face either Roger Federer or Juan Martin del Potro in the final.