Miami Open: Djokovic into quarters, Murray claims 500th career win

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is one step closer towards retaining his Miami Open title after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov to book his spot in the last eight.

Djokovic rallied from being a set down, and broke the World number 65 in the following sets to conclude a 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 6-0 victory.

After dropping the first set, the Serbian was down 4-1 in the second one, but he eventually bounced back to secure two extra points before clinching the third set to prevent an unexpected exit.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray became the first Brit to secure 500 career wins after beating Kevin Anderson to earn his spot in the quarters. He won the first set 6-4, before being defeated in the second one. But the Australian Open finalist bounced back in the decider to effectively dispatch the South African.

The victory also makes Murray the 46th man to secure 500 career wins in the open era, with only 9 from that list still playing.

“I’ve been through quite a lot of pain on that court in the last few years,” Andy Murray told BBC Sport.

“I hope I can use this as motivation to win some more and I hope today’s match wasn’t the last one.

“There’s different ways of judging the success of someone’s career, but winning 800-900 matches is something that’s happened very rarely and a difficult thing to do – so it gives you something to aim at.”

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