Djokovic, Ferrer advance in Key Biscayne

5:59 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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Key Biscayne, FL (Sports Network) - Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a third straight Sony Open championship with a third-round victory over India's Somdev Devvarman.

The Serbian Djokovic ran his winning streak to 14 matches at this event with a 6-2, 6-4 decision Sunday afternoon. Djokovic hasn't lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 since 2010 at Belgrade and is trying for his fourth title at this tournament.

Third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer moved into the round-of-16 with a 6-1, 7-5 win over 32nd-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini.

Seventh seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia was a 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 victor over 26th seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Also Sunday, 11th seed Gilles Simon of France disposed of Slovenia's Grega Zemlja, 6-4, 6-4; and 13th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan downed Belgium's Xavier Malisse, 6-2, 7-5.

Germany's Tommy Haas, the No. 15 seed, defeated 19th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, 6-3, 6-2.

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