Britain's Andy Murray defeated Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7-0), 6-4 Sunday in the final at Brisbane.

Murray, who also won the Australian Open tune-up event in 2012, is in excellent shape going into the season's first Grand Slam tournament, which begins on Jan. 14.

The 21-year-old Dimitrov, who was playing in his first ATP tour final, was up 3-0 in the first set and 4-3 in the second, but the current Olympic champion and world No. 3 came storming back to win the match.

The 25-year-old Murray dedicated the win to an ailing friend.

"I'd like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends," Murray said. "He's back home watching and you're going to get through."

The Scotsman also praised his opponent.

"It's his first final. Everyone will agree he played some extremely exciting tennis, it was a very tough match," Murray said.

Spain's Tommy Robredo and Brazil's Marcelo Melo, meanwhile, beat American Eric Butorac and Australian Paul Hanley 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 in the men's doubles final at the Brisbane International. EFE