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Novak Djokovic beats Nishikori in Miami for 63rd career title

Novak Djokovic wins Miami Open for 63rd career title


April 3 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his domination of men's tennis with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the final of the Miami Open in Florida on Sunday.

Djokovic dropped serve in the first game but it was pretty much one-way traffic after that as he outclassed the sixth seed in all facets of the game on the hardcourt at Key Biscayne.

The 28-year-old Serb took 85 minutes to join American Andre Agassi as a six-time Miami Open winner, for his 63rd career title.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Executive Director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Jelena Ristic and Founding Chairman of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Novak Djokovic attend The Novak Djokovic Foundation New York Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 2013 Novak Djokovic Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/WireImage)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (L) and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic pose for a photo at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 23, 2013. Djokovic attented a meeting to draft a resolution for 'Sport for peace development'. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
MONACO - JULY 27: Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 'Love Ball' hosted by Natalia Vodianova in aid of the Naked Heart Foundation at Opera Garnier on July 27, 2013 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage)
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He claimed $1,028,300, becoming the sport's all-time leading money-winner with career earnings approaching $100 million.

It is his fourth consecutive championship, and his 28th overall, in the Masters 1000, a series of nine tournaments considered the most prestigious other than the four grand slams.

It is also Djokovic's fourth title of 2016, following victories at the Australian Open, Qatar and Indian Wells.

His only blemish on an otherwise perfect record so far this year came in Dubai in February, when he retired during a quarter-final with an eye infection. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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