MIAMI. — World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Open, defeating Portugal’s 38th-ranked Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday. Two-time defending champion Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six career Miami titles, needed only 78 minutes to win his 12th match in a row at the hardcourt event and 26th in his past 27 Miami starts.
“That first set could have gone either way,” Djokovic said. “I managed to hit the right balls at the right moment and make it to the finish.”
The 28-year-old Serbian, who won his 11th Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open two months ago, also has crowns at Doha and Indian Wells this year. — AFP.