Abu Dhabi - World No 1 Novak Djokovic withdrew from the final of the
Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi on Saturday handing
Andy Murray his first title of the season.
Serb Djokovic had
dismissed Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals of the exhibition event on
Friday but the defending champion revealed on Saturday he was suffering
from a fever.
Murray had himself complained of pain in his left shoulder during his 6-2, 6-0 win over Rafael Nadal in the last four.
The 27-year-old Scot said: "I don't know exactly what happened. I've never had anything happen to my left shoulder before.
"It's pretty sore and at the end of the match when I was reaching out to sign autographs it was quite painful."
is set to undergo a scan before continuing his build-up to the first
Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, at the Hopman Cup in
Perth next week.
He will join Heather Watson to represent Britain
at the mixed team event, with their opening match due to be against
France on Monday.
Speaking on Eurosport, Murray said: "It's unfortunate that Novak wasn't feeling well. It happens.
"I go over to Australia tonight to play my next event and hopefully I can keep it going."
shrugged aside his defeat against Murray to beat Wawrinka 7-6 (7/1),
6-3 in the match for third place, in his first competition since
undergoing an appendectomy at the start of November.
and Djokovic are both scheduled to open their official ATP season by
playing in next week's Doha tournament where Nadal is the defending