Novak Djokovic beats Murray to win Sony Ericsson Open for the third time

Miami: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated 2009 titlist Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6(4) to win the Sony Ericsson Open title for the third time at Crandon Park here on Sunday.

Djokovic converted two of his eight break point opportunities and won 70 per cent of his service points. He closed out the second set tie-break on his first match point to seal the win in two hours and 18 minutes, becoming just the third male to lift three trophies in Miami

The 24-year-old Djokovic is the first player to win the tournament without losing a set since accomplishing the same feat in 2007, when he beat Guillermo Canas to pick up his first Masters 1000 trophy. He is also the first top-ranked player to finish in the winner's circle since Roger Federer won back-to-back trophies in 2005-2006.

"Any title is big, and it means a lot," said Djokovic. "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."