Federer, Murray, Djokovic, del Potro reach third-round in Cincinnati
August 15, 2012 · Print This Article
Cincinnati Masters—Mason, Ohio
No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic made a quick turnaround from his victory in Toronto on Sunday by taking care of Andreas Seppi in second-round action at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.
Defeating Seppi 7-6(4), 6-2, Djokovic recorded his 51st match win of the season and ninth consecutive victory over the Italian.
Losing in the finals of the event to Andy Murray last year, Djokovic will next face Nikolay Davydenko, who ousted Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-3.
In other action, former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro played with purpose to dismiss German Tommy Haas 7-5, 6-2. Never losing to Haas in three career meetings, del Potro struck nine aces and won 74 percent of his first serve points during the one hour and 37 minutes. Del Potro will next face Viktor Troicki for a quarterfinal berth. Troicki smoked past Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-0.
Elsewhere, Roger Federer and Andy Murray cruised into the third-round with straight set wins over Alexander Bogomolov Jr. and Sam Querrey, respectively, Mardy Fish and Jeremy Chardy also reached round three.
No. 4 seed David Ferrer wasn’t as lucky during Day 4 action, losing to Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1.