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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Roy Hinson Jersey Signed . - Even with his surgically repaired back still nowhere near perfect, defending champion Andy Murray needed only 73 minutes to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1 at the Sony Open on Tuesday and set up a quarterfinal with Novak Djokovic. "My game is getting there," said Murray, the No. 6 seed, who acknowledged he was dealing with a sore back. "The last six sets Ive played, very high-level tennis, very few errors." Hell need to keep it that way against Djokovic, who eased past Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. The second-seeded Djokovic even gave back a point in the second set. A groundstroke from Robredo clipped the baseline and Djokovic couldnt handle it, but the ball was erroneously called out. After a review showed the ball was in, the point was ordered to be replayed. Djokovic shouted "Its OK, its OK" as the fans applauded his sportsmanship. "For me, its something that is part of the sport, fair play," Djokovic said. "I expect everybody else to do the same. Of course, not everybodys the same, but for me, thats something thats normal. Just a normal, natural reaction." Top-seeded Rafael Nadal downed 14th-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2. Nadal has dropped a total of nine games in six sets so far in this tournament. Singles players with a combined 66 Grand Slam victories were in action Tuesday, including Roger Federer a winner of 17 of them himself. And he looked very much like the Federer of old, needing only 49 minutes to beat ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. "Look, things went well out on the court today," Federer said, clearly understating matters. Federer, the No. 5 seed, had 25 winners to Gasquets eight, converted five of his six break chances and won 92 per cent of his first-serve points in the second set. Next up for Federer is 20th-seeded Kei Nishikori, who upset No. 4 David Ferrer 7-6 (7), 2-6, 7-6 (9). Ferrer had beaten Nishikori in the same round at Key Biscayne a year ago, their most recent meeting before Tuesday. No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine also pulled off an upset, topping third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The last American in the mens draw was ousted when 10th-seeded John Isner lost to No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5. On the womens side, Maria Sharapova rallied from a break down in the first set to oust Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 and earn a spot in the semifinals. Shes been a finalist at Key Biscayne five times, but never the champion. "I love the energy here," she said. The fourth-seeded Sharapova, who needed three-setters to get through her two most recent matches at Key Biscayne, feasted on 30 unforced errors by the eighth-seeded Kvitova. Sharapova won 11 of the final 13 games and moved into a semifinal matchup with Serena Williams, the defending champion who won 62 of 100 points in her 6-2, 6-2 romp over fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber. Williams broke Kerber twice in each set, faced only one break point and held a more than 2-to-1 advantage in winners. "When youre playing champions, you like to play your best," Williams said. "She always gives me her best. ... I love playing her. I really do. It doesnt matter what surface. Shes one of my favourite people to play." Sharapova said she was eager to face Williams again. "Its no secret that shes been a big challenge of mine, an opponent that obviously I would love to beat," Sharapova said. Also, former No. 1 Martina Hingis teamed with Sabine Lisicki to reach the doubles quarterfinals. And foot and vehicle traffic outside the tennis centre was briefly halted during the night session when a suspicious backpack was found near the main gate, but Miami-Dade police responded and quickly determined there was no threat. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Jim Leyland, in his eighth playoffs, has never had a starting rotation he trusts as much as the grouping of Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister. Demetris Nichols Jersey Signed .C. -- The Edmonton Oilers used a late-power-play goal to get a hard-fought road victory. https://www.cheapnbajerseysjustwholesale.com/nolan-smith-jersey-signed/ .Y. -- Defenceman Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist and Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Novak Djokovic captured his third Paris Masters title on Sunday with a straight-set victory over Milos Raonic in the final. Djokovic rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 triumph for his second straight Paris Masters crown and 20th Masters series title overall. He also won this tournament in 2009. The top-seeded Serb also reached 600 career match victories on Sunday, joining Lleyton Hewitt and David Ferrer as players to reach that milestone this year. He also ran his indoor winning streak to 27 straight matches, last falling on an indoor court two years ago at this event in the first round to Sam Querrey. Djokovic grabbed an early lead with a break of serve and saved three break points in the seventh game. Instead of what could have been 4-3, he took that momentum and reeled off five straight games to open a 6-2, 3-0 advantage. Raonic never recovered. He saved a pair of match points before Djokovic finally ended the contest after 83 minutes. I played the best match of the entire week today when it was most needed, said Djokovic, playing for the first time since his wife gave birth to their first child less than two weeks ago. I got a lot of returns back and just overall Im extremely happy with the performancce. NBA Jerseys 2020. . Djokovic claimed his sixth title of 2014 and the 47th of his career. He previously won this year at Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Wimbledon and Beijing. His only loss in a final was against Rafael Nadal at the French Open. Raonic fell to 6-7 lifetime in finals, including 1-2 this year. He won the U.S. Open tune-up in Washington before losing in Tokyo last month. I thought (Djokovic) played some great tennis, said Raonic, who mustered just nine aces. He neutralized my serve well. Even when I was able to open him on the backhand side, he was moving really well. He was always getting two hands on it. The seventh-seeded Canadian has yet to beat Djokovic in four tries, including three matches this year. Djokovic rallied for a three-set victory in the Rome semifinals before a straight-set triumph in the French Open quarters. Raonic, however, did enough this week to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, which will begin next Sunday in London. Djokovic will enter next weeks exclusive eight-man field at the top of the world rankings. He is the two-time defending champion in London and will try to finish as the year-end No. 1 for the third time, previously accomplishing the feat in 2011-12. ' ' '

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