Tennis’s top ranked player Novak Djokovic will bid to win his second consecutive title at Miami Masters or the Sony Ericsson Open when he goes head to head with Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray in the final. After his defeat of Rafael Nadal in a grueling 5 hour 53 minute long marathon match in the final of the first Grand Slam of the year the Australian Open, many fans thought that they would get to see an encore with the top two ranked players in the world slated to meet in the Final but Nadal was forced to withdraw from the tournament ahead of his Semi Final match against Murray due to a knee injury, depriving the fans of another big match.

But what they will be getting as a replacement promises to be just as compelling. The fourth tanked player in the ATP Tour rankings, Andy Murray is the only player who has managed to defeat the Serbian Novak Djokovic twice since he became the top ranked player in the world and this is their 13th career meeting.

Having grown up together almost, playing against each other since their junior days, both know the other’s plays inside out and this promises to grow into a rivalry of the magnitude of the Federer-Nadal rivalry, if only Murray could win a few Grand Slams.

Djokovic has an overall record of 19-2 in 2012 and he is leading Murray 7-5 on the head to head count as well and the experts are of the opinion that the match is going to be too close to call. However, Novak Djokovic that he will be able to win the Final and avenge the loss to Murray in the same stage of the 2009 edition and make the number one slot more secure ahead of the clay court season.