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Mar 22, 2014

Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami as Murray wobbles

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number two Novak Djokovic led a parade of champions that included Roger Federer and Andy Murray into the third round of the Sony Open on Friday.

The best of men’s and women’s tennis was on display at Crandon Park with the winners of over 30 grand slam singles titles all in centre court action.

Mar 22, 2014

Tennis-Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami as Murray wobbles

MIAMI, March 21 (Reuters) – World number two Novak Djokovic led a parade of champions that included Roger Federer and Andy Murray into the third round of the Sony Open on Friday.

The best of men’s and women’s tennis was on display at Crandon Park with the winners of over 30 grand slam singles titles all in centre court action.

Mar 22, 2014

Venus through to third round, Li handed walkover

MIAMI (Reuters) – Before Serena Williams planted her flag at the Sony Open it was sister Venus who ruled over the Miami hardcourts and the older of the tennis siblings signaled on Friday she was ready to reclaim the throne with a 6-3 6-3 win over Anna Schmiedlova.

World number one Serena’s resume includes six Miami titles but before her reign began with a first victory in 2002 it was big sister Venus who was the Queen of South beach having hoisted the trophy three times (2001, 1999, 1998).

Mar 22, 2014

Tennis-Venus through to third round, Li handed walkover

MIAMI, March 21 (Reuters) – Before Serena Williams planted her flag at the Sony Open it was sister Venus who ruled over the Miami hardcourts and the older of the tennis siblings signalled on Friday she was ready to reclaim the throne with a 6-3 6-3 win over Anna Schmiedlova.

World number one Serena’s resume includes six Miami titles but before her reign began with a first victory in 2002 it was big sister Venus who was the Queen of South beach having hoisted the trophy three times (2001, 1999, 1998).

Mar 22, 2014

Swiss maestro Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – After a year’s absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-3.

Mar 21, 2014

Tennis-Swiss maestro Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami

MIAMI, March 21 (Reuters) – After a year’s absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-3.

Mar 21, 2014

Swiss maestro Federer dominates in Miami return

MIAMI (Reuters) – After a year’s absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

A two-time winner at Crandon Park, Federer did not visit Miami last year, taking an extended layoff before starting his season. But he looked quite at home, needing just 74 minutes to slay the 6-foot, 11-inch (2.11m) Croatian in a slugfest that featured just one break of serve.

Mar 21, 2014

Tennis-Swiss maestro Federer dominates in Miami return

MIAMI, March 21 (Reuters) – After a year’s absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

A two-time winner at Crandon Park, Federer did not visit Miami last year, taking an extended layoff before starting his season. But he looked quite at home, needing just 74 minutes to slay the 6-foot, 11-inch (2.11m) Croatian in a slugfest that featured just one break of serve.

Mar 21, 2014

Nieminen beats Tomic in record 28 minutes

MIAMI (Reuters) – Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen claimed the fastest ever ATP Tour win on Thursday by crushing Australian Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-1 in 28 minutes and 20 seconds to advance to the second round of the Sony Open.

World number 74 Tomic had not played since retiring injured against Rafa Nadal in the Australian Open first round in January and won just 13 points in the shortest match since the Tour began keeping official records in 1991.

Mar 21, 2014

Tennis-Nieminen beats Tomic in record 28 minutes

MIAMI, March 20 (Reuters) – Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen claimed the fastest ever ATP Tour win on Thursday by crushing Australian Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-1 in 28 minutes and 20 seconds to advance to the second round of the Sony Open.

World number 74 Tomic had not played since retiring injured against Rafa Nadal in the Australian Open first round in January and won just 13 points in the shortest match since the Tour began keeping official records in 1991.