Tipsarevic moves into third round in Miami, Ferrer given a walkover

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Janko Tipsarevic eased into third round of Miami, whilst David Ferrer was given another bye. Nishikori, Zemlja and Malisse also advanced to round of 32.

Seventh-seeded Serb Tipsarevic overcame Dudi Sela of Israel in straight sets after efficiently converting four out of his five break point opportunities. He went 3-0 up in the opener and took another one of his rival’s serves to seal the set after twenty-eight minutes of play. The athletes shared two breaks between them at the beginning of the following set before Tipsarevic stepped up again in the last game and broke the unseeded Israeli to claim a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Third seed Spanird Ferrer is yet to play his first match at this year’s edition of Miami Masters as his second round opponent Dmitry Tursunov withdrew from the tournament due to medical problems. Ferrer is scheduled to play 32nd seed Italian Fognini in next round.

Thirteenth seed Japanese Kei Nishikori progressed easily enough as he broke 57th-ranked Victor Hanescu of Romania five times in two sets, while suffering only one loss of serve himself. Final result: 6-3, 6-3 after one hour and twenty one minutes of tennis.

Unseeded Slovenian Grega Zemlja, ranked 62, upset 23rd seed Florian Mayer of Argentine, throwing him out of Miami in straight sets. He won the last four games of the opener to go one nil up before rounding off his fine performance by winning the second set tie-break. End score: 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Similarly, experienced Belgian Xavier Malisse surprised 22nd-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, converting six out of his nine break point chances and securing his third round ticket with a smooth 6-3, 6-2 triumph.

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