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Novak Djokovic won his third Miami Masters Title as he defeats Andy Murray on Sunday

He has now joined as third man who won the title three or more times along with Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

World number one Novak Djokovic, who won first ATP Miami Masters title in 2007, lived up to his ranking with a comprehensive victory over Britain's Andy Murray to capture his third Miami Masters title. Despite Murray beat Djokovic in the 2009 final, this time the Serb prevailed 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in a two hours and 18 minutes match. He joined as third man who won the title three or more times along with Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.


The conditions were tough, Murray stated of the high temperatures in Key Biscayne. There were lots of really long points and it was a long match. Novak deserved to win today and has played the best tennis all week.


Meanwhile, Djokovic said: I thought I played a great match from start to end. There was a couple of service games I had a chance to break him in the second set. He's such a quality player, you never know.


Murray was playing only his fourth match of the tournament after Milos Raonic pulled out of their third-round match with an ankle injury and Rafael Nadal withdrew from their semi-final with a knee problem. But the extra time off appeared to have left Murray undercooked and he was comprehensively outplayed in the first set.


The Scot gave a better account of himself in the second but he did not have a break point all match and Djokovic deserved his win. In the first set I didn't serve or return well, said world number four Murray, who was born a week before Djokovic in 1987. In the second set I got into more of his service games but he played really, really well.


The five-time Grand Slam champion was stunned by John Isner in the last four at Indian Wells in March but returned to form in Florida and now leads Murray 8-5 in career meetings.


Novak Djokovic won his third Miami Masters Title as he defeats Andy Murray on Sunday

 
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