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Novak Djokovic wins Monte Carlo Masters

World No 1 tames Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win fourth tourney of 2015

Monte Carlo (Monaco): World No 1 Novak Djokovic won his fourth tournament of the year as he outlasted Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to lift the Monte Carlo Masters in a final delayed by light rain.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a game against Tomas Berdych in their Monte Carlo Masters final yesterday at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.
Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a game against Tomas Berdych in their Monte Carlo Masters final yesterday at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club

The 27-year-old Serb broke early in the deciding set to take control and then held serve throughout the frame to inflict yet another defeat on Berdych in a championship decider.

Djokovic opened his 2015 account by winning his fifth Australian Open before following up with Masters' victories at Indian Wells and Miami.

Berdych shows his dejection after dropping a point Pics/Getty Images
Berdych shows his dejection after dropping a point Pics/Getty Images 

He is the first man to win the opening three Masters 1000 tournaments of the season.

Berdych has yet to win a Masters title since Paris in 2005 and lost his third final of the season.

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