Novak Djokovic fights back to reach Miami Open quarters

Novak Djokovic
World number one Novak Djokovic had to dig deep to beat unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in Miami

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals.

The Serb lost the first set on a tie-break and trailed 4-2 in the second but recovered to win 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 6-0.

The world number one now faces Spain's David Ferrer, who saw off Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-5) 6-0.

Earlier, Britain's Andy Murray recorded his 500th career win beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3.

The Scot now faces Austrian Dominic Thiem, who beat Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-5.

Also through to the quarters is fourth seed Kei Nishikori after he made light work of David Goffin 6-1 6-2.

The Japanese player will now face American John Isner, who upset fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5).

Tomas Berdych reached his sixth quarter-final of the season after Frenchman Gael Monfils retired after falling heavily while trailing 3-6 2-3.

The Czech now faces unseeded Argentinian Juan Monaco, who had a 6-3 6-3 victory over Fernando Verdasco.

In the women's draw, Carla Suarez Navarro lost the first set 6-0 but hit back to see off Venus Williams 0-6 6-1 7-5 and reach the semi-finals.

The Spaniard now faces ninth seed Andrea Petkovic after the German beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4 6-2.

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