Djokovic wins men's Sony Open title

April 1, 2007 at 6:23 PM

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch out for MNF
New York Yankees get wild-card home field despite loss
Atlanta Falcons: 3 things we learned after Week 4 rout of Houston Texans
ACC football weekend review: Clemson Tigers hold off Notre Dame, earn national respect