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Tennis: Murray, Li advance to fourth round at Miami

British sixth seed Andy Murray downed former practice partner Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1 Sunday to reach the fourth round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters. Also advancing at the hardcourt event was Chinese world number two Li Na, the reigning Australian Open champion who dispatched American Madison Keys 7-6 (7/3), 6-3. Defending champion Murray polished his record to 9-0 over Spaniard Lopez. The Scotsman, who does much of his off-season training in Miami, improved to 21-6 in his part-time hometown.

Tennis: Federer, Murray cruise through Miami sweatshop

Two-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters, producing efficient wins in heat and humidity Sunday. Fifth-ranked Federer pounded Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour while British sixth seed Murray downed practice partner Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1. Ivan Lendl, the coach from whom Murray parted company in recent days, was sitting in the player box to watching his former protege's triumph.

Tennis: Federer, Murray cruise through Miami sweatshop

Two-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters, producing efficient wins in heat and humidity Sunday. Fifth-ranked Federer pounded Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour while British sixth seed Murray downed practice partner Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1. Ivan Lendl, the coach from whom Murray recently parted, was sitting in the player box to watch his former protege's triumph.

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.

Tennis: Murray says Lendl split was on good terms

Andy Murray remained confident of defending his title at the ATP Miami Masters as he explained his surprise split from coach Ivan Lendl on Thursday after two years together. "It was mutual," Murray said. "We sat down Saturday evening, we went and had dinner, chatted for an hour about other stuff and then we chatted about us moving forward. "That had been planned for a few weeks. We planned to sit down when I got to Miami to discuss moving forward."

Murray says chewed over split with Lendl over dinner

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Andy Murray will try to defend his Sony Open title without coach Ivan Lendl in his corner starting on Friday after the two abruptly ended their two-year partnership in a Miami restaurant. Murray, who will face Australian Matthew Ebden after receiving a first-round bye, offered few clues as to why he and Lendl had split when addressing a news conference on Thursday, although he reiterated that it had been a mutual decision.

Tennis: Del Potro, Murray provide Miami off-court drama

The Miami Masters offered up a pair of off-court surprises Wednesday as Juan Martin del Potro withdrew and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray split with coach Ivan Lendl. The loss of eighth seed del Potro, still suffering with the left wrist injury that has compromised his season, could deliver a box-office blow to the event with plenty of South American supporters in the Miami area.

Tennis: Murray and Lendl split

Britain's Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have mutually agreed to end their two-year partnership, the Wimbledon champion announced Wednesday. In a joint statement on Murray's website, it appeared Czech-born Lendl, himself a multiple Grand Slam champion, had been the instigator of the split. "Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me", said Lendl.

Tennis: Murray and Lendl split

Britain's Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have mutually agreed to end their two-year partnership, the Wimbledon champion announced Wednesday. In a joint statement on Murray's website, it appeared Czech-born Lendl, himself a multiple Grand Slam champion, had been the instigator of the split. "Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me", said Lendl.

Tennis: Murray passes Vesely test, Federer wins

Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray survived the determined challenge of young Czech Jiri Vesely to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Monday. Murray, formerly ranked world number two but currently sixth, had to rally in the second and third sets to defeat the 20-year-old, 77th-ranked Vesely 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4, and the Scot dubbed it "a frustrating match."
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