Djokovic through, Del Potro withdraws in Duba

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Updated: February 25, 2014

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Four times Dubai Duty Free champion Novak Djokovic eased through his opening match while Juan Martin Del Potro was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury.

Former world number 1 Djokovic eased past Dennis Istomin 6/3, 6/3, while the man he beat to lift the title last year Tomas Berdych also advanced with a 6/3, 6/4 victory over Marius Copil.

Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro was forced to retiree after losing the first set to Somdev Devvarman citing a wrist injury.

TUESDAY’S FIRST ROUND 

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Denis Istomin, 6-3, 6-3
Somdev Devvarman def. Juan Martin del Potro (2), 7-6 (7-3), retired
Tomas Berdych (3) def. Marius Copil, 6-3, 6-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) def. Victor Hanescu, 6-2, 6-4
Mikhail Youzhny (6) def. Michal Przysiezny, 6-3, 6-4
Radek Stepanek def. Michael Russell, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Lukas Rosol def. Daniel Brands, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
James Ward def. Teymuraz Gabashvili, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Nikolay Davydenko def. Andrey Golubev, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky def. Ivan Dodig, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Malek Jaziri def. Igor Sijsling, 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

WEDNESDAY’S SECOND ROUND MATCHES

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
Tomas Berdych (3) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky
Roger Federer (4) vs. Radek Stepanek
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Nikolay Davydenko
Mikhail Youzhny (6) vs. James Ward
Philipp Kohlschreiber (7) vs. Andreas Seppi
Dmitry Tursunov (8) vs. Lukas Rosol
Malek Jaziri vs. Somdev Devvarman