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Federer, Djokovic and Murray advance in Miami
Former champions Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer booked their last 16 spots in Miami, while in the ladies draw Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na also advanced at the Sony Open.
Defending champion Andy Murray sizzled in the Miami heat when he brushed aside Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, 6/4, 6/3. Former coach Ivan Lendl may no longer be in the Murray corner however the former world number 1 offered support to his former pupil cheering him on from the side of the court.
Novak Djokovic had an easier day after Florian Meyer was forced to withdraw before their match citing a groin injury.
Double winner in Miami Roger Federer, continued his resurgent form with a straight sets, 6/3, 6/3 win over Thiemo de Bakker.
David Ferrer, Richard Gasquet, Kei Nishikori, Tommy Robredo and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga also joined them in the last 16 following wins over Andreas Seppi, Kevin Anderson, Grigor Dimitrov, Julien Benneteau and Marcos Baghdatis respectively.
World Number 1 Rafa Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka are some of the big seeds involved in third round action today.
In the ladies draw, Li Na was in sparkling form when she dismissed local favourite Madison Keys, 7/6, 6/3, while 2012 champion Agnieszka Radwanska showed she is over her troublesome knee with a 7/5, 6/3 win over Elena Vesina.
Venus Williams joined her sister Serena in the second week with a, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4 win over Casey Dellacqua. Dominika Cibulkova will face Williams next after her impressive 7/6, 6/4 win over the talented Alize Cornet.
Carolina Wozniacki put on a powerful display on her way to dismantling Sloane Stephens, 6/1, 6/0. The former world number 1 will take on Vavara Lepchenko after she registered a, 6/4, 6/7, 7/6 win over Ajla Tomljanovic.
Today’s ladies action sees Venus Williams take on Dominika Cibulkova, Ekatarina Makarova faces number 5 seed Angelique Kerber, number 3 seed Radwanska takes on Elina Svitolina while Ana Ivanovic faces Petra Kvitova in the feature match-up.