Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the Sony Open Tennis final Sunday, his fourth career title in Miami in just 84 minutes. Djokovic has won 18 of his past 19 matches in Miami since 2011—his only loss, a fourth round defeat last year at the hands of Tommy Haas. Having also won the BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells just two weeks ago, Djokovic becomes the second active player to achieve the feat since Roger Federer won both titles in 2005 and 2006.
It was Djokovic’s 43rd ATP Tour-level title and 18th at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level, good for 14th on the all-time title leaders list, one behind Thomas Muster. Djokovic and Nadal have now met a total of 40 times, with Nadal still in the lead in wins at 22-18. Djokovic’s win Sunday was his third consecutive over Nadal.
"I want to congratulate Novak and his team. He played an amazing two tournaments in a row," said Nadal. "Winning Indian Wells and Miami is very difficult to do. In no other tournament have I lost this many finals, but it's always a very special tournament for me. The energy and passion from the crowd is unforgettable."
Nadal has yet to win a title in Miami, with Sunday as his fourth trip to the finals without a victory.