Djokovic powered his way to a fourth title in Miami, beating Nadal 6-3 6-3 and playing some scintillating tennis along the way to dispatch his long time rival.
The Serb was quick to wish Nadal luck for the future during his trophy presentation before talking in glowing terms about his own display.
"I played a great match from the start to the end, everything was working really well. Bad luck Rafa, it's always a challenge and always a pleasure to play against you and congratulations for a good week and good luck for the rest of the season," Djokovic told Sky Sports News.
"It feels great, I'm thrilled with my performance, it's been a fantastic day. I'm overwhelmed with the game I played. All in all it was an incredible tournament for me and the best performance at the right time."
The victory means that Djokovic is now just the second player, after Roger Federer, to win back-to-back titles at Indian Wells and Miami on two separate occasions.