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Berdych Reaches Miami Third Round; Garcia-Lopez Records 200th Match Win

Miami, U.S.A.

Berdych© Getty ImagesTomas Berdych won 27 of his 31 first service points on Saturday.

Seventh seed Tomas Berdych fought back from a 3-5 deficit in the first set to beat Stephane Robert 7-6(5), 6-1 in 76 minutes on Saturday for a place in the Sony Open Tennis third round.

Berdych, the 2010 runner-up (l. to Roddick), struck nine aces and won 27 of his 31 first service points to improve to a 17-4 match record on the season that includes his eighth ATP World Tour title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (d. Cilic). He will next face Joao Sousa after the Portuguese No. 1 upset 26th-seed Gilles Simon 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3 in three hours and three minutes.

Roberto Bautista Agut, who is currently at a career-high No. 47 in the Emirates ATP Rankings after a fourth round run at the BNP Paribas Open (l. to Gulbis), saved all five break points he faced to knock out No. 19 seed Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-1 in 71 minutes. Bautista Agut will now play No. 14 seed Fabio Fognini after the Italian upended qualifier Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4 for his 29th victory at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level.

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Later in the day, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez recorded the 200th match win of his career to reach the Miami third round for the first time.

Garcia-Lopez, who beat Todd Reid for his first tour-level win at 2004 Roland Garros, defeated No. 23 seed Gael Monfils 6-2, 7-5 in a rain-interrupted clash. Monfils lifted his fifth ATP World Tour title at the Open Sud de France (d. Gasquet) last month.

Bryans Extend Win Streak
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan extended their winning streak to nine straight following 6-4, 6-4 victory over Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins. The two-time Miami champions (2007-08) are coming off title runs in Delray Beach and at the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the year in Indian Wells. They will face the Austrian-Russian duo of Oliver Marach and Dmitry Tursunov in the second round.

No. 6 seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic also moved into the second round after defeating Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 7-5. Nestor prevailed in Miami in 2002 alongside Mark Knowles.

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