It struck another blow for the old guard of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer against the younger generation.
Murray said: "I expected the final to be closer, to be honest, but I also know how good Novak is there and when he's on his game and obviously highly motivated
"I saw before the final Medvedev said something along the lines of Novak having immense pressure on him, which is true, but those guys have been at the top of the game, they've been dealing with immense pressure their whole careers and they know how to deal with it and perform at their best level when it matters.
"The younger guys, for me, they've not shown that they're particularly close. Obviously what happened at the US Open, (Dominic) Thiem did what he had to do to win the event, but, if Novak hadn't put a ball through the line judge's throat, it would be the same outcome I think."