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Murray beaten by Djokovic

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was beaten by Novak Djokovic in a New York exhibition match which formed part of World Tennis Day.

Murray went down 6-3 7-6 at Madison Square Garden.

While the match was scattered with some spectacular points, it was a light-hearted affair - at one stage the now-retired Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli filled in for Djokovic, while a ball boy played one point for Murray.

The match was preceded by a doubles exhibition between two sets of brothers - current world number ones the Bryans and blasts from the past, John and Patrick McEnroe. It was no surprise to see the current stars, Bob and Mike, win a pro set 8-3.

The action in New York was part of a global celebration of the game, aimed at increasing participation in the sport.

It was one of three high-profile 'showdown' events involving star players of the past and present.

In London, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras rekindled their famous rivalry of the 1990s, with Agassi winning 6-3 7-6. Also at Earls Court, there was a rematch of another Wimbledon final with Pat Cash and Ivan Lendl going toe to toe, just as they did in SW19 in 1987. As was the case then, Cash emerged the winner - 8-6 the scoreline on this occasion.

The other event saw Sam Stosur beat Li Na 6-4 6-3 and Lleyton Hewitt defeat Tomas Berdych 6-4 7-5 in Hong Kong.