Andy Murray’s suffering continues at the hands of nemesis Novak Djokovic

Murray will be scarred by his latest defeat by an adversary to whom he is umbilically linked, a blessing as much as a curse, because such propinquity serves up constant comparison
• Murray falls to Djokovic again in Miami Open final

Nothing in tennis matters more to Andy Murray than beating Novak Djokovic, although seeing off Tomas Berdych comes close. So a 10th defeat by the world No1 in 11 matches on the court a short drive from his second home, in Miami, surely leaves a scar that will take some healing.

For the second time in their past three matches Djokovic – in great shape to do the grand slam this year – did not allow Murray a game in the concluding set. The finish of the Miami Open was a nightmarish re-run of the Australian Open final, when the Serb also shut out the Scot.

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