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Apr
12

Nole is a three-time Sony Ericsson Open champion!

World no.1 captured his 11th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and 30th career trophy when he beat no.4 seed Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6(4) in 2 hours and 17 minutes on a hot Sunday afternoon. Nole dominated the first set breaking Murray in the fourth and sixth games for 6-1. The second set went to a tie-breaker, Nole won it 7-4 to become just the third male to lift three trophies in Miami (Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras). Djokovic has not dropped a set at Crandon Park. En route to the final, he beat Marcos Baghdatis, Viktor Troicki, Richard Gasquet , David Ferrer and Juan Monaco. Novak is now 3-1 in Miami finals. He defeated Canas in 2007 and Nadal in 2011, and lost to Murray in 2009. Match statistics: aces (5-3), double faults (1-3), winners (19-16), unforced errors (38-39), total points won (86-70).

“Any title is big, and it means a lot,” said Nole. “I’ve won three times here. I think that says enough about how I feel playing in Miami. I love the crowd… I have been really playing well in the last couple of years here, so this is going to be very encouraging for me prior to the clay-court season.” The 24-year-old Serbian star will open clay season at Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. The first of three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events played on clay will be held from April 15 to April 22 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

Rafael Nadal won an Open Era record seventh successive title there last year.

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