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Sony Open Men's Singles Finals

Djokovic Wins 4th Miami Crown, Conquers Nadal in Final

sonyopentennis.com: March 30, 2014 Miami, Florida - Djokovic, the No. 2 player in the world, won his fourth Sony Open Tennis tournament title Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Stadium Court at the Tennis Center in Crandon Park in the men’s final.

 

“This tournament has been perfect for me,” Djokovic said. “The matches that I played, I really did well. And I improved my game as the tournament progressed. The best performance of the tournament came at the right moment.”

 

Djokovic dominated from the start, breaking Nadal three times and never dropping serve, winning 83 percent of his service points for the match. Nadal had only lost on serve once heading into the final. Only Andre Agassi (6) has won more men’s singles titles than Djokovic in Key Biscayne.

 

“Novak was better than me,” Nadal said. “It’s very easy to analyze.” The Serb dictated play with his deep and accurate shots, and Nadal was unable to keep pace.

 

Fittingly, Djokovic got his last break on the last point of the match, as he ran down a Nadal drop shot and half-volleyed it home for the winning point.

 

Djokovic dropped his racket and fell on his back, arms extended, to celebrate his fourth win in five trips to the final, and his first since 2012. After winning the first set in 40 minutes, Djokovic set the tone for the second with an opening break of Nadal, ending a long rally on double break point with a crosscourt forehand winner to steal the game. It was one of 21 winners the Serb hit on the day. Full article

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