Monday 4 April 2016

Novak Djokovic Wins Sixth Miami Open Title

Novak Djokovic continued to break records as he claimed an historic sixth Miami Open title after beating Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-3 6-3. As well as matching the career record of Miami crowns won by Andre Agassi, the world No 1 also picked up his 28th ATP Masters trophy to surpass the record he shared with Rafael Nadal.

The 28years old was clinical in victory, taking 85 minutes to win his 63rd career title and ensuring he claimed a Miami and Indian Wells double for the third year running. His prize money of just over $1m also ensured he became the sport's all-time leading money-winner, with career earnings approaching $100m

Both players exchanged breaks during an entertaining first set, with Nishikori striking a blow in the opening game, before Djokovic instantly broke back in the next. The Japanese player, who had beaten the Serb in the 2014 US Open semis, answered with a further break after Djokovic had moved 4-2 up. But Nishikori struggled to retain his own serve, falling 5-3 down after firing a forehand long, and Djokovic served out the set.

There would be another setback for Nishikori at the start of the second as he was broken again after miscuing a routine backhand volley at the net.  Injury problems have hampered Nishikori's career and he called for treatment after appearing to extend his left knee.  Djokovic refused to let his opponent's fitness problems serve as a distraction and he claimed another decisive break, converting match point at the third time of asking.

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