Djokovic seals sixth Miami Open title

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic’s $1m winnings from this tournament sees him become the all-time leading money-winner in tennis with career earnings approaching $100m

Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to win the Miami Open for a record-equalling sixth time.

The world number one matched Andre Agassi’s Miami tally with a 6-3 6-3 triumph in one hour and 26 minutes.

The 28-year-old Serb becomes the first man to win the Indian Wells-Miami double three years in a row.

Japan’s Nishikori, 26, was contesting his first Miami final and second at the Masters 1000 level, but never looked like posing a threat to his opponent.

Nishikori double-faulted five times, while Djokovic mastered the sixth seed’s second serve to break on as many occasions.

Djokovic did drop his serve in the first game but never looked troubled after that as he swept Nishikori aside en route to a 63rd career title.

The victory was also his 28th at Masters 1000 level, moving him one ahead of the record mark he had shared with Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic has now won four titles in 2016, following victories at the Australian Open, Qatar and Indian Wells.

His only loss in 29 matches this year came in Dubai in February when he retired from his quarter-final against Feliciano Lopez because of an eye infection.

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