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Nadal had slipped to as low as 10th in the world in 2015, triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times.
Djokovic won't defend his Miami Masters title next week, saying that he was withdrawing because of an elbow injury.
The Australian, letting his tennis skill take centre stage instead of his tantrums, won 81 percent of his first-serve points as he dominated his first ever match with Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic is ready to atone for his shock Australian Open exit as he prepares to return to action in Acapulco.
Serena Williams, a finalist last year, will play for the third straight year after boycotting the event for several years.
No. 117-ranked Istomin, who dropped out of the top 100 last year, had never beaten a top 10 player at a Grand Slam tournament.
Andy Murray said there was no need to call him 'Sir' on Saturday as he took a relaxed approach to his new status.
World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open.
Newly knighted Andy Murray feels he's in the right shape to finally hoist the Australian Open trophy at Melbourne Park.
Serb star Djokovic won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a high-quality, action-packed match between the two best players in the world lasting almost three hours.
The world number two lost his opening two service games and struggled with the German's big serves in the early exchanges.
Djokovic last week parted ways with Boris Becker, who coached him for three years following a disappointing end to the year.
Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."
German tennis legend Boris Becker has backed Novak Djokovic to bounce back from a disappointing end to 2016 season.
Murray started with a pair of double-faults in the opening game, but it was soon Djokovic that was struggling with his serve.