Updated: Thursday, 27 March 2014 06:22 | By Agence France-Presse

Djokovic beats Murray to reach Miami semi-finals

World number two Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to book his semi-final berth at the Miami ATP Masters.

Djokovic beats Murray to reach Miami semi-finals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Andy Murray of Great Britain during their match on Day 10 of the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 26, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida - by Mike Ehrmann

Djokovic recovered an early break in the second set to notch the victory in one hour and 29 minutes.

It was the first meeting between the two since Murray defeated the Serbian in the Wimbledon final to become the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the All England Club's men's singles title.

Djokovic, going for back-to-back Masters titles after his triumph at Indian Wells, next faces either Swiss fifth seed Roger Federer or Japan's Kei Nishikori, who were playing later Wednesday.

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