Djokovic, Federer sail through in Miami

Djokovic, Federer sail through in Miami

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. After Federer and Djokovic's successes, Venus Williams registered a straight sets win and Li Na advanced in a walkover, it was left to defending champion Murray to provide a bit of late night drama, taming Australian Matthew Ebden 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 as the clock approached midnight.

After a year's absence, fifth seeded Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over towering Ivo Karlovic while world number two Djokovic launched his bid for a fourth Miami title in impressive fashion, dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3.

In other action, fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer and ninth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet both had straight sets passages to the next round.

Ferrer dispatched Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-0 while Gasquet was given a tougher task but eventually beat 83rd ranked Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 7-6 (9-7), 6-4.Third seed defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Swiss Romina Oprandi 6-0, 6-4 in just 74 minutes.

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