Djokovic beats Monaco, plays Murray in the Miami final

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World no.1 Novak Djokovic cruised into the Miami final after defeating Juan Monaco of Argentina in straight sets 6-0 7-6 (5).

The Serbian played a dream opening set as he didn’t allow Monaco a single game and won 24 out of 32 points. His consistent ground strokes and solid serving caused the Argentine a big headache and Monaco didn’t have a response.

However, Monaco started the second set a lot better and despite facing two break points in his opening service game, he held and got a lead for the first time in the match. The crowd cheered him up as they wanted to see a bit more of a fight, but unfortunately for the Argentine, he dropped his serve in the 5th game of the set to go 2-3 down. Monaco kept on battling and he had a big chance to break back in the 8th game as he was 40-0 up on Djokovic’s serve. But he couldn’t capitalise and the defending champion Djokovic who was serving for the match at 5-4. Monaco worked his way to another break points and this time he was more lucky as he levelled the set at 5-5. Both players held their serves and the tiebreak was going to decide the faith of the second set. Just like yesterday against Ferrer, Djokovic kept his cool and closed out the match after winning the breaker 7-5.

Djokovic will play his friend Andy Murray in the final. The Brit got a walkover as Nadal pulled out of their semifinal encounter due to a knee injury.

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