4 Apr 2015

Djokovic-Murray final in Miami

2:59 pm on 4 April 2015

World men's tennis number one Novak Djokovic will face Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open for a third time after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals.

Andy Murray competes in Miami 2015

Andy Murray celebrates victory. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Third seed Murray delivered a controlled and precise performance to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 while Djokovic faced greater resistance in the form of big-serving American John Isner but still won 7-6, 6-2.

The first set was on-serve throughout but the Serb emerged victorious from the tie-break and never looked back.

The four-times Miami champion broke twice early in the second to open up a 4-1 lead and from then on the match was out of Isner's reach.

The big-serving American was unable to create a single break point in the game but the 29-year-old, ranked 24th in the world, will be encouraged by his run to the last four.

The Scot feels comfortable at Miami where he won in 2009 and 2013 and lost to Djokovic in the 2012 final.

Murray spends his off-season practice time on the stadium court at the Crandon Park Tennis Center and has clearly acclimatised to the heat and humidity.

Djokovic and Murray have won once against each other in finals at Key Biscayne but the Serb holds a 17-8 advantage in their overall meetings.

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