The 40th clash between the current no. 1 and no. 2 ended 6-3 6-3 in favour of Novak Djokovic.
For Djokovic this means his fourth Miami Masters title, while Rafa takes home his fourth runner-up trophy. Djokovic was not only twice as good as his rival today but also leads 14-7 in their match-ups on hard surface.
By winning, Novak became only the second player to claim the Indian Wells and Miami double on two separate occasions. The pair are now holding all Masters series titles between them.
Djokovic, who had to play only three matches en route to the final seemed as relaxed and confident as ever: “I played a great match from the start till the end. Everything was working really well,” the Serb confirmed in his winner's speech.
“In no other tournament I've lost in so many finals”, said Rafa after another bitter-sweet tournament this season. He will have to wait another year to try claim his maiden Miami crown.
The Spaniard won't however have to wait too long to show off his best tennis as ATP tour goes next to Europe and will be played on clay, surface Nadal is a 'King' on. In just two weeks the world's best two players will be competing again in Monte Carlo, where Nadal will be seeking revenge for last year's final.
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