- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2011

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (AP) - Novak Djokovic has extended his winning streak to 22 consecutive matches by beating wild card James Blake 6-2, 6-0 in the third round at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Seeded second, Djokovic never faced a break point Sunday night and advanced in 52 minutes. He has lost three games in two matches, and his opponent in the round of 16 will be fellow Serb Viktor Troicki, who beat American Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5.

Djokovic is 20-0 this year, the best record to begin a year since Ivan Lendl started 25-0 in 1986.

Djokovic also won two Davis Cup matches in December. He has won three tournaments this year and seeks his second title at Key Biscayne, where he won in 2007.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.


At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park

Key Biscayne, Fla.

Purse: Men, $4.5 million (Masters 1000); Women, $4.5 million (Premier)

Surface: Hard-Outdoor



Third Round

Mardy Fish (14), United States, def. Richard Gasquet (17), France, 6-4, 6-3.

Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Pablo Andujar, Spain, 6-2, 6-3.

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