Novak Djokovic eases into third round of Miami Masters

Second seed Novak Djokovic, winner of the Indian Wells trophy, eased past Jeremy Chardy, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round.

updated: March 22, 2014 09:22 IST
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Miami: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic began their campaigns at the WTA and ATP Miami Masters on Friday with straight-set wins, five days after facing off in the Indian Wells final. Two-time Miami champion Federer played steady, controlled tennis for a 6-4 7-6 (7/4) defeat of Ivo Karlovic for a third-round spot. Second seed Djokovic, winner of the Indian Wells trophy over his Swiss rival last weekend in California, eased past Jeremy Chardy, 6-4, 6-3.

France's Chardy delayed the inevitable ahead of the final game, taking a medical timeout after hobbling to a courtside entry tunnel with an ankle problem. As Djokovic fidgeted with practice serves, Chardy returned to take his medicine, with the three-time champion Serb advancing with three aces in the concluding game.

"He twisted his ankle,"Djokovic said. "I talked with him after the match. He's still in physio room, so he says it's not as bad as he thought. But I wish him recovery."

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