Madrid: Continuing with his streak of victories this year, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated World No. 1 and local favourite Rafael Nadal in the final of Madrid Masters cup.  Djokovic beat Nadal by 7-5, 6-4, a Chinese daily reported.

The Serb's win was all the more impressive because along with pressure from the crowd, the match was played on Nadal's favourite beaten clay surface.

Nadal had always beaten Djokovic on clay in all of their previous meetings. The Spaniard had not lost a match on the surface since losing in the quarterfinals of the French Open two years ago.

Djokovic took a tight first set by breaking Nadal's serve in the 12th game and again broke the Spaniard in the ninth game of the second set to leave him serving for the match and the tournament.

Djokovic now has won 24 titles in his career. This year he is unbeaten in all 32 matches he has played.

Agencies