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Mar 29, 2015

Murray closes in on 500th win

MIAMI (Reuters) – Andy Murray moved into the last 16 at the Miami Open after beating Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to move him within one win of 500 victories on the ATP Tour.

Murray would become just the ninth active player and only the 46th man in the open era to achieve the milestone should he defeat South African Kevin Anderson in the next round at Key Biscayne.

Mar 29, 2015

Tennis-Murray closes in on 500th win

MIAMI (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray moved into the last 16 at the Miami Open after beating Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to move him within one win of 500 victories on the ATP Tour.

Murray would become just the ninth active player and only the 46th man in the open era to achieve the milestone should he defeat South African Kevin Anderson in the next round at Key Biscayne.

Mar 29, 2015

Djokovic survives tricky test, Nishikori off to flying start

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second set fightback from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0 5-7 6-1.

Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph at Key Biscayne, took care of the first set in just 22 minutes but was broken when serving for the match at 5-3 in the second.

Mar 29, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic survives tricky test, Nishikori off to flying start

MIAMI, March 28 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second set fightback from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0 5-7 6-1.

Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph at Key Biscayne, took care of the first set in just 22 minutes but was broken when serving for the match at 5-3 in the second.

Mar 29, 2015

Kaka inspires Orlando comeback, Galaxy suffer first loss

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Brazil’s former World Player of the Year Kaka inspired Orlando City to fight back from a two goal deficit and earn a 2-2 draw at Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The ex-AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder set up one goal and then scored the equalizer as the MLS newcomers picked up a deserved point.

Mar 29, 2015

Soccer-Kaka inspires Orlando comeback, Galaxy suffer first loss

March 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s former World Player of the Year Kaka inspired Orlando City to fight back from a two goal deficit and earn a 2-2 draw at Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The ex-AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder set up one goal and then scored the equaliser as the MLS newcomers picked up a deserved point.

Mar 28, 2015

Nishikori off to flying start, Tsonga wins on return

MIAMI (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a confident start to his Miami Open bid on Saturday, beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-1 in 69 minutes in their second round meeting.

Nishikori, the fourth seed at Key Biscayne, won 70 percent of his service points and converted five of his 16 break point chances.

Mar 28, 2015

Tennis-Nishikori off to flying start, Tsonga wins on return

MIAMI, March 28 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a confident start to his Miami Open bid on Saturday, beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-1 in 69 minutes in their second round meeting.

Nishikori, the fourth seed at Key Biscayne, won 70 percent of his service points and converted five of his 16 break point chances.

Mar 28, 2015

Serena deals with Niculescu but Bouchard upset

MIAMI (Reuters) – Serena Williams put aside her knee injury to begin her bid for an eighth Miami Open title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Romania’s Monica Niculescu at Key Biscayne on Saturday but sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard was upset by German qualifier Tatjana Maria.

Williams withdrew from her semi-final at Indian Wells last week with the knee injury and said upon arriving in Miami that this tournament would involve ‘managing pain’. But the 19-times Grand Slam winner was too much for Niculescu, ranked 70th in the world.

Mar 28, 2015

Tennis-Serena deals with Niculescu but Bouchard upset

MIAMI, March 28 (Reuters) – Serena Williams put aside her knee injury to begin her bid for an eighth Miami Open title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Romania’s Monica Niculescu at Key Biscayne on Saturday but sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard was upset by German qualifier Tatjana Maria.

Williams withdrew from her semi-final at Indian Wells last week with the knee injury and said upon arriving in Miami that this tournament would involve ‘managing pain’. But the 19-times Grand Slam winner was too much for Niculescu, ranked 70th in the world.

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