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Tennis: Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

Published on Mar 31, 2014 6:38 AM
Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic (right) of Serbia pose for photographers after the final of the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, on March 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (REUTERS) - Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts.

The win was the second straight Masters series title for the second ranked Serb, who defeated Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago in Indian Wells.

"That was a great confidence boost for me that I carried on in this week, and this tournament has been perfect from the beginning to the end," said Djokovic, after hoisting his 43rd career title.

"The matches that I have played I played really well, and I elevated my game as the tournament progressed.

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