A Week of Sport #22 – 15 May

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Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in Rome

Britain's Andy Murray poses with his trophy after winning the men's final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the ATP Tennis Open on May 15, 2016 at the Foro Italico in Rome. / AFP / TIZIANA FABI

Andy Murray beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6­–­3, 6–3 in an exciting final in Rome on Sunday. It was Murray’s second Masters title on clay and his first win over Djokovic on the surface in five attempts. After winning his first title on clay last year, Murray has 29 wins to three losses on the surface, which puts him in great practice for Roland Garros starting this coming Sunday.

Saracens become European champions

LYON, FRANCE - MAY 14: Maro Itoje (L) of Saracens celebrates with team mate George Kruis after their victory during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between Racing 92 and Saracens at Stade de Lyon on May 14, 2016 in Lyon, France.

An intense final on Saturday with no tries saw Saracens win the European Champions Cup and become European champions in their 21–9 victory over Racing Metro. It was another strong performance by Saracens and England second row, Maro Itoje, who had a Man of the Match performance. Saracens are the first English club since 2006–07 to win European rugby’s biggest prize. If they are to win the Aviva Premiership Final in two weeks’ time, they will be the first to win the European Champions Cup and Premiership double.

Verstappen becomes the youngest winner in F1 history

MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 15: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates his first F1 win on the podium with Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 15, 2016 in Montmelo, Spain.

Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen, became the youngest ever winner of a F1 race in the Spanish GP, as Hamilton and Rosberg crashed out early in the race. Verstappen, who is just 18 years old, held off Kimi Raikkonen after team mate Daniel Ricciardo took a three-stop strategy compared to his own two-stop strategy. Hamilton and Rosberg crashed within the first lap to put an end to any hope of Mercedes gaining another podium.

England announce squad to take on Sri Lanka

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 24: Joe Root of England bats during day three of the 4th Test at Supersport Park on January 24, 2016 in Centurion, South Africa.

Uncapped James Vince and Jake Ball have been announced in England’s 12-man Test Squad to face Sri Lanka. Vince looks set to start in the first Investec Test Match at Headingley, which starts on the 19 May. However, Ball will have to battle for the third seamers position to gain his test debut. The other members of the squad are unchanged from the tour to South Africa.

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