After fairing well through their last 16 matches, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will face off in quarterfinals of the Miami Masters.
Andy Murray beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win his second Miami title while Djokovic won over Tommy Robredo of Spain.
The Scot put in a commanding performance against the 11th seed winning 6-4 6-1 in 74 minutes after recently parting company with his coach Ivan Lendl.
Djokovic had earlier progressed with a straight set 6-3 7-5 win.
It only took the Serb 80 minutes to see off 16th seed Robredo by hitting 19 winners and five aces.
The No. 2 seed became ruthless when the need arose, taking both his break point chances – one in each set—to seal the win and stay put on course for back-back ATP Tour 1000 events after emerging winner at Indian Wells early March.
Djokovic said it was a very solid win that made him play an extra shot in crucial moments and that is why he was satisfied with the overall match on that day.
In their previous meeting last year during the Wimbledon final, Murray beat Djokovic, but has slipped to sixth position in the rankings.
He is based in Miami where he has a home and trains there a lot.
He said that he spent much time in the tennis court and in the gym when he felt a bit down after he got there. Additionally, he built most of his professional career which made a big difference going back there and felt pretty good mentally while there, he said.
After dispatching Richard Gasquet in straight sets 6-1 6-2, roger Federer is also safe in the top eight.
However, his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka lost out on Tuesday to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine who beat him 6-4 3-6 6-1 in the three sets.
Federer will be facing Kei Nishkon in the quarters after the Japanese 20th seed won Spain’s David Federer in a heroic three-setter 7-6 (9/7) 6-2 7-6 (11/9).
Nishkon moved into 4-1 lead in the first before Federer won his way back in to the set losing it in the tiebreak.
On the other hand, the Spanish fourth seed dominated the second prior to Nishkon win in the exhausting deciding set.
In the tiebreak, both players had matching points but Nishkon eventually triumphed in three hours, seven minutes to the last year’s finalist loser crashing out.