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Djokovic reaches third round at Sony Open

March 23, 2013 at 1:43 AM

MIAMI, March 23 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic ended a long night of tennis at the Sony Open Friday by dismissing Lukas Rosol in just 53 minutes.

Djokovic began a new winning streak after suffering his first loss of the year last week against Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals at Indian Wells. The world's No. 1 player had captured his first 17 matches of the season.

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Rains delayed the action during the evening Friday, so when Djokovic took the court he was ready to get things over in a hurry. He defeated Rosol 6-1, 6-0 to set up a third-round match against Somdev Devvarman, who ousted Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Del Potro, the fifth seed at this event, was surprisingly eliminated by Tobias Kamke 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. No. 3 seed David Ferrer moved on without having to play when Dmitry Tursunov withdrew from their match with an injury.

James Blake also reached the third round by defeating Julien Benneteau 6-2, 6-3 and will now meet Albert Ramos, who took out 12th-seeded Juan Monaco 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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