Result: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in Miami Masters final

Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Miami Masters title courtesy of a 6-3 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal this evening.

Novak Djokovic has won his fourth Miami Masters title courtesy of a straight-sets 6-3 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal this evening.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spainduring the Final of the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 30, 2014© Getty Images

Nadal almost made a perfect start to the match when he forced an early break point in the very first game, but Djokovic managed to fight back to hold serve.

It was the Serb who made the crucial breakthrough in the opening set, winning against serve with his one and only break point of the set in the sixth game to take control of proceedings.

He went on to serve the set out, clinching the 6-3 victory with the second of three set points against his Spanish rival.

Djokovic began the second set in style too, breaking in the very first game to take control of the match before holding serve in the next game to move into a 2-0 lead.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia jumps into the air to celebrate to the crowd after his straight sets victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain during their final match on March 30, 2014© Getty Images

Nadal resisted one more break point over the rest of the set before the ninth game, which saw Djokovic clinch the match against serve at the first time of asking with another 6-3 success.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060