Djokovic, Ferrer into third round in Miami, Delpo falls

Updated: March 23, 2013

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was an easy
second-round winner, while third seed David Ferrer advanced without lifting
his racket Friday at the Sony Open, a $4.169 million Masters 1000 event.

Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, however, was ousted in straight sets by
German Tobias Kamke in the biggest upset of the event to date.

Djokovic had no trouble in disposing of Lukas Rosol, needing a mere 53 minutes
to overwhelm his Romanian opponent in 6-1, 6-0 fashion on the hardcourts at
Crandon Park.

The Australian Open champion and two-time defending Miami titlist beat 2009
winner Andy Murray in last year’s finale here. Murray beat Djokovic in the
’09 Sony Open final.

Ferrer, meanwhile, was scheduled to meet Dmitry Tursunov on Day 3, but
the oft-injured Russian pulled out of the draw because of an illness.

The gritty Spaniard Ferrer will next face Italian Fabio Fognini in the round
of 32.

Kamke, ranked 89th in the world, prevailed in a first-set tiebreaker before
rolling in the second en route to a stunning 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 decision over the
former U.S. Open champion del Potro, last week’s Indian Wells Masters runner-
up to Rafael Nadal.

Elsewhere, seventh seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia subdued Israeli Dudi Sela
6-2, 6-4 and No. 11 seed Gilles Simon downed two-time Grand Slam champion
Lleyton Hewitt by a 6-3, 6-3 score.

In other action involving top-16 seeds, Spaniard Albert Ramos took down No. 12
Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, No. 13 Kei Nishikori of Japan leveled
Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-3, and No. 15 German Tommy Haas held off
Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.

Meanwhile, 19th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov erased 2008 Miami champ
Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-3; Belgian Xavier Malisse upended 22nd-seeded
Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-2; Slovenian Grega Zemlja dismissed 23rd-seeded
German Florian Mayer 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); American James Blake ousted 24th-seeded
Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-2, 6-3; 26th-seeded South African Kevin Anderson
earned a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) verdict over Argentine Horacio Zeballos; Somdev
Devvarman defeated 30th seed Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; veteran
Austrian left-hander Jurgen Melzer doused 31st-seeded Spaniard Marcel
Granollers 6-3, 6-4; and a 32nd-seeded Fognini foiled Frenchman Michael Llodra
6-4, 6-1.

The winner of this prestigious tournament will claim $719,160.