Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance in Cincinnati Masters

Novak Djokovic is trying to complete an unprecedented career haul of all nine Masters 1000 titles and only needs to win here in order to fulfil the dream. Andy Murray, the world number two who was eliminated a week ago in the Montreal third round, made sure the mistake was not repeated.

updated: August 15, 2013 11:48 IST
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Cincinnati, Ohio: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray overcame some anxious moments to post straight-set victories Wednesday in their opening matches at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Top seed Djokovic had to fight back after his game went awry briefly in the opening set on the way to a second-round win over Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-2.

Second-seed Murray kick-started his run-up to his US Open title defense with a resounding 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Mikhail Youzhny in their second round match. Both players received a bye in the first round.

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