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Djokovic wins men's Sony Open title

April 1, 2007 at 6:23 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, April 1 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic beat Guillermo Canas in straight sets Sunday to win the men's portion of the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament in Miami.

In a match filled with long rallies, the 19-year Djokovic -- who has risen to No. 10 in the latest world rankings -- won by scores of 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

He was so consistent he did not lose a set in the two-week event. He raised his tour-best match record this season to 24-5.

Djokovic earned $533,350.

"It certainly feels great," he said. "It means that your name is in the history of the sport."

Serena Williams won the women's crown Saturday.

Canas, 29 -- back from a 15-month suspension for testing positive for steroid use -- had beaten five seeded players to advance to the final. The run included his second win in two weeks against world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Canas was the first qualifier to reach the event's title match.

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