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Tennis: Djokovic sportingly gives up point in Miami win

Novak Djokovic gave away a second-set point in a sporting gesture to Tommy Robredo during a 6-3, 7-5 victory Tuesday that put him in the ATP and WTA Miami Masters quarter-finals. The Serb second seed surrendered a point to his 16th-seeded Spanish rival in the third game of the second set after a linesman mistakenly called a Robredo return out. Instead of re-playing, Djokovic donated the point, giving his opponent an ad. Though Djokovic won the game, the gesture drew applause from fans who had to wait half an hour for the start of play after morning rain.

Tennis: Djokovic sportingly gives up point in Miami win

Novak Djokovic gave away a second-set point in a sporting gesture to Tommy Robredo during a 6-3, 7-5 victory Tuesday that put him in the ATP and WTA Miami Masters quarter-finals. The Serb second seed surrendered a point to his 16th-seeded Spanish rival in the third game of the second set after a linesman mistakenly called a Robredo return out. Instead of re-playing, Djokovic donated the point, giving his opponent an ad. Though Djokovic won the game, the gesture drew applause from fans who had to wait half an hour for the start of play after morning rain.

Djokovic first through to Miami quarters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic moved one step closer to a fourth Miami title after easing by Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday to become the first man through to the Sony Open quarter-finals. It was just the second match of the tournament for Djokovic, who received an opening-round bye and advanced to the last 16 on a walkover when Florian Mayer withdrew with a groin injury, and sets up a potential mouth-watering quarter-final clash with defending champion Andy Murray.

Tennis: Strugglers Serena, Sharapova survive at Miami

World number one Serena Williams and Russian star Maria Sharapova each battled through three sets Saturday to advance into the fourth round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters. Defending champion Williams and last year's runner-up Sharapova struggled mightily to survive, with five-time finalist Maria Sharapova requiring nine match point to book her win. Sharapova beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7 (7/5), 6-2 in a battle which took five minutes short of three hours to complete.

Tennis: Djokovic reaches fourth round as Mayer withdraws

Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters when scheduled opponent Florian Mayer of Germany withdrew Saturday with a groin injury. Djokovic, who stands behind Rafael Nadal in the draw, was set to face Mayer on Sunday but now will not play again until Tuesday when he tackles either Spanish 16th seed Tommy Robredo or Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

Tennis: Federer, Djokovic open with triumphs at Miami

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic opened with straight-set wins Friday at the WTA and ATP Miami Masters while Andy Murray rallied to win his first match since splitting with coach Ivan Lendl. Five days after facing off in the Indian Wells final, Federer and Djokovic produced solid triumphs to reach the third round after first-round byes. Two-time Miami champion Federer played steady, controlled tennis for a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Croatian Ivo Karlovic.

Swiss maestro Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami

By Steve Keating 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.

Tennis: Djokovic coach Becker absent due to hip surgery

Boris Becker, the three-time Wimbledon winner who now serves as the new coach of Novak Djokovic, will miss the ATP Miami Masters to undergo double hip surgery. The 46-year-old German was due to join Djokovic's team for the hardcourt event but begged off last weekend as his Serbian client won the Indian Wells title over Roger Federer. Djokovic revealed the situation on Thursday prior to his Friday start at Crandon Park and was hoping that Becker would be back onside for the Monte Carlo tournament that starts in just over three weeks.

Tennis: Defending champ Murray seeks consistency in Miami

Andy Murray will have to solve the problem of his patchy play quickly if he hopes to defend his Miami ATP Masters title against a star-studded field. Murray departed Miami last year ranked second in the world after a razor-thin victory over David Ferrer in the final gave him his second Sony Open title. He went on to claim an emotional second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, but the 26-year-old has yet to reach a final since having back surgery in September and is currently ranked sixth in the world.

Tennis: Djokovic beats Federer for Indian Wells crown

World number two Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Roger Federer in a three-set thriller on Sunday to win his first title of 2014 at the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Djokovic defeated Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to add a third title in the California desert to those he captured in 2008 and 2011. "I'm just very happy and thrilled to be able to win the first title in this season," Djokovic said. "I played, three, four matches in three sets, a couple of matches had to come from a set down. Mentally this definitely helps my confidence."
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