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Murray beats Djokovic to take Miami title

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  • World number four defeats Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5
  • Prior to this triumph Murray reached the final of the year's first Masters Series
  • He won Masters Series titles on hardcourts in Cincinnati and Madrid last year
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(CNN) -- Andy Murray on Sunday became the first player to win three times on the ATP tour in 2009.

Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 for the Sony Ericsson Open title.

Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 for the Sony Ericsson Open title.

The world number four defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 for the Sony Ericsson Open title.

Murray's win closed the gap between him and the world number-three spot, which is currently owned by Djokovic.

The 21-year-old Scot is off to an impressive 26-2 start this year, and since last July his record is 57-7, best on the tour.

Prior to his triumph in Miami he reached the final of the year's first Masters Series event at Indian Wells - where he fell to Nadal.

He won Masters Series titles on hardcourts in Cincinnati and Madrid last year, and reached the final of the U.S. Open in September.

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