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Djokovic, Murray set for Miami final

March 31, 2012 at 9:56 AM   |   Comments

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MIAMI, March 31 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on fourth-seeded Andy Murray in Sunday's final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Djokovic is seeking his third title at the Masters-level event. He defeated Rafael Nadal in a third-set tiebreaker last year. He also won in 2007. Djokovic earned a spot in the finals by beating 21st-seeded Juan Monaco 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) Friday. The second-set tiebreaker is as close as Djokovic has come to losing a set in the tournament.

Murray should be well-rested for his 13th career match against Djokovic since he didn't have to play in the semifinals. Nadal, Murray's opponent, withdrew Friday because of a leg injury. It was the second walkover of the tournament for Murray, who has dropped just one set in Miami.

"We grew up together," Djokovic said of Murray Friday. "We know each other really well. We have been rivals since and good friends off the court.

"It's going to be a good match. I don't think it's going to affect him that much that he hasn't played today but we'll see what happens."

Djokovic owns a 7-5 edge in matches against Murray, although Murray won their most recent pairing -- a straight set victory in Dubai. Djokovic claimed a five-set win over nearly 5 hours in the semifinals of the Australian Open earlier in 2012.

Murray, however, is 3-1 versus Djokovic in tournament championship matches.

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