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Tennis: Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing

Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his claycourt season which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title. World number one Nadal lost in straight sets in the final of the Miami Masters tournament on Sunday to second seed Novak Djokovic. Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win as he easily dismantled Nadal who has been hampered by a back injury which wrecked his Australian Open bid earlier this year.

Nadal remains atop the ATP rankings

Madrid, Mar 31 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic continue to battle for first place in the ATP rankings, with the Spaniard holding on to the No. 1 spot despite his loss to the Serbian in the final in Miami over the weekend. Nadal has 13,730 points, but Djokovic has slowly closed the gap between them and now has 11,810 points. Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat Nadal in the final of this year's Australian Open, is in third place with 5,740 points.

Tennis: Djokovic routs Nadal to win fourth Miami title

Six-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters crown with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Second seed Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win in the men's final of the combined ATP and WTA Tour hardcourt tournament. "I played a great match everything was working really well," Djokovic said. "I didn't give him a chance to come back in the match. I am really excited."

Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Any final featuring the world's two top ranked players automatically qualifies as significant but Nadal and Djokovic have elevated their clashes to something special.

Tennis: Djokovic routs Nadal to win fourth Miami title

Six-time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters crown with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Second seed Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win in the men's final of the combined ATP and WTA Tour hardcourt tournament. Djokovic, who benefitted from two walkovers, didn't drop a set winning his third Miami title in four years and fourth in total to add to triumphs in 2007, 2011, and 2012.

Tennis: Djokovic downs Nadal to win fourth Miami crown

Six time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters title with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Second seed Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nadal in the men's final of the combined WTA and ATP Tour tournament. Djokovic, who benefitted from two walkovers in the tournament, didn't drop a set winning his third Miami title in four years and fourth in total to add to triumphs in 2007, 2011, and 2012.

Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts. The win was the second straight Masters series title for the second ranked Serb, who defeated Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago in Indian Wells.

Tennis: Djokovic routs Nadal to win fourth Miami title

Six-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters crown with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Second seed Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win in the men's final of the combined ATP and WTA Tour hardcourt tournament. "I played a great match everything was working really well," Djokovic said. "I didn't give him a chance to come back in the match. I am really excited."

Tennis: Miami ATP/WTA results

Results on Sunday on the 13th and last day of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters (x denotes seeded player): Men Final Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Rafeal Nadal (ESP x1) 6-3, 6-3 afp

Nadal, Djokovic to play Miami final after 2 walkovers

U.S. Sports Desk, Mar 29 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the final of the Sony Open Tennis event in Miami after Tomas Berdych was forced to withdraw due to gastroenteritis, just hours after fans were disappointed when Novak Djokovic booked a spot in the championship match when Kei Nishikori pulled out of the tournament with a groin injury. It marks the first time in tennis' Open Era, which dates back to the late 1960s, that an ATP Tour-level event has been hit by two semifinal walkovers.
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