Defending champ Novak Djokovic dropped only one game in second round of Sony Open Tennis, Dolgopolov, Haas and Simon also through to the third round.
Top seed Djokovic started the defense of Miami title in an exquisite fashion as he gave his second round opponent Lukas Rosol of Slovakia absolutely no chance to surprise him. He escaped to 3-0 in the opening set before letting the 64th-ranked Slovak to get on board. That was the most Rosol could get out of the match as the Serb champions pulled off a nine straight games run to steamroll to a 6-1, 6-0 smashing victory after merely 55 minutes on court.
Nineteenth-seed Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov was convincing as well – he opened the clash against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia with a break to love and managed to maintain high level of play throughout the rest of the encounter. He won the first four games in the match and closed out the opener after thirty minutes. In the second set the Russian broke back to make it 2-2, but lost another couple of serves and enabled Dolgpolov to advance with a 6-2, 6-3 easy triumph. It is the first time the Ukrainian has beaten Davydenko in three attempts.
15th-seed German veteran Tommy Haas delivered a bagel to Dutch player Igor Sijsling twenty minutes into their second round confrontation, but the latter regrouped for the set number two, winning it just before it would go to the breaker. However, the German acquired a crucial break in the eighth game of the decider and wrapped it all up with a hold to love. End score: 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.
Ex-world number one Lleyton Hewitt was helpless against eleventh seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon, despite claiming a break first to make it 3-2 in the opener. Simon then turned around the set and served it out with the first set ball. He did not confirm his first-game break in the second set, but seized the Australian’ serve for another couple of times and sent Hewitt home after a 6-3, 6-3 victory.
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