Novak Djokovic Reach in Miami final | Djokovic Reach in Miami final
Novak Djokovic Reach in Miami final: Novak Djokovic reached the final of the Sony Ericsson Open after defeating American Mardy Fish in straight sets on Friday to extend his winning run to 25 and set up a showdown with either Rafa Nadal or Roger Federer.
Djokovic ran out a 6-3 6-1 winner at Key Biscayne to ensure Sunday’s final of the Masters 1000 event will include two of the top three players in the world for the first time.
The Serb, whose 25 straight wins date back to last year, again illustrated his ability to rise to the moment as he responded to the challenge every time Fish found a glimmer of hope, ending the match in one hour 26 minutes.
Play was delayed by rain with the score at 2-2 in the first set and little to choose between the pair but Djokovic came out and broke at the first opportunity.
Fish was in with a chance at 5-3 down in the first set but missed out on a pair of break points when he rushed to the net and volleyed wide left on one opportunity and found the net on another.
That marked the turning point in the match, as illustrated by Fish’s facial expression, and Djokovic went on to make short work of the second set.
“He’s not losing games. He’s crushing us,” a despondent Fish told reporters. “He’s so confident and he doesn’t give you much out there at all. When he does, he seems to erase it pretty well.”
So far this year, Djokovic has won the Australian Open and at Dubai and Indian Wells.
Nadal and Federer face each other later on Friday – the Spaniard is 14-8 in meetings between the two rivals.