Raonic beats Ruffin in second round of Miami Masters, Querrey also wins

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Seeded players Milos Raonic, Sam Querrey, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro will play in third round of Sonny Open Tennis 2013 in Miami.

Fourteenth-seeded Canadian Raonic outclassed unseeded Guillaume Ruffin of France in straight sets without ever facing a break point scare. He scored 11 aces and had a 100% first serve and 62% second serve points won efficiency. He opened the encounter by breaking Ruffin who could not get into position to upset the big-hitting Canadian later in the set, dropping another service game in the process. One loss of serve was more than the Frenchman could afford in the second set and Raonic celebrated a well-deserved 6-2, 6-4 victory after a bit more than one hour of tennis.

Seed number seventeen Querrey came back after a set down in the second round clash against 94th-ranked Lukas Kubot of Czech Republic. The US player gave away the opening service game which cost him a loss of set, but held all of his serves in remaining two sets and grew in confidence as the match progressed, wrapping it up with the second break of the final set. He entered the last 32 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 end result.

Eighth seed Gasquet struggled in the opening set of his match against Belgian Olivier Rochus, ranked 145, as he suffered a couple of breaks by 4-4, yet he stepped up in the end of the set to cross the finish line first. The following set was pretty much one-sided with the Frenchman clinching two breaks as well as a 7-5, 6-2 triumph.

World No. 103 Argentine Guido Pella was completely overshadowed by 10th-seeded Almagro who did not let his rival get on board before 1-1 in the second set. Even so, 22-year-old Pella failed to endanger Almagro advancing in two sets as the latter grabbed a break in the eighth game and capped off his overwhelming second round outing with a hold to love and a 6-0, 6-3 final score.

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