The world number one Novak Djokovic qualified for the second round of the tournament series "Masters 1000" in Miami. Defending his title champion from Serbia overcame the qualifier Steve Darcis from Belgium with 6:0, 7:5 to record eighth consecutive victory in Florida.
Novak needed just 26 minutes to win the first set, in which took 31 of the 45 points. The experienced Belgian in the second part sampled for 5: 4. Then Darcis served to equalize the sets, but the four-time champion mobilized and won the remaining to the end games.
"I knew the game well and knew what to expect. Fortunately I was able to begin the match in the best possible start, but I finished differently. Maintaining the concentration until the end helped me to win," admitted Djokovic.
Djokovic aims to third double in Indian Wells - Miami after 2011 and 2014, something which no one has yet done.