6 Apr 2009

Andy Murray wins in Florida

7:14 am on 6 April 2009

Andy Murray has captured arguably the biggest title of his tennis career to date with a straight-sets defeat of Novak Djokovic at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida.

The British number one beat third seed Djokovic 6-2 7-5 for his third Masters title, following wins in Cincinnati and Madrid last year.

After dominating the first set in searing heat, Murray fought back from a break down to clinch the second.

The Scot now heads back to Europe for the start of the clay-court season.

21-year-old Murray has also won tournaments in Dubai and Rotterdam in a magnificent start to 2009, and now has 11 ATP titles, bringing him alongside the career total of former British number one Tim Henman and closer to Greg Rusedski's 15.

He had started the week in sight of overhauling Djokovic in the rankings, but Djokovic's defeat of Roger Federer in the semi-finals ensured the Serb will hang on for at least a while longer.