Djokovic out, Del Potro moves on in Miami

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Six-time champion Novak Djokovic's hopes of turning around his season at the Miami Open ended in the second round when he was defeated 6-3 6-4 by Frenchman Benoit Paire on Friday.

Earlier this month, the Serb was knocked out of the Indian Wells Masters after losing to Taro Daniel of Japan in the second round tie. Djokovic had a 16-match winning streak in Miami heading into the match (didn't play there last year), winning the title three years in a row and 6 overall. "I'm just in general trying everything I can". That's all. That's all it is.

"I have had to do some minor adjustments may be on the slice and on the forehand, you know, which were - it was always working, so I just had some adjustments to make there, but I feel like it's helped me just overall on every single day that it's just easier to play tennis". Of course, I want to be able to play as well as I want to play. Just its impossible at the moment. There are tougher injuries that players go through.

For Kokkinakis, it represents a landmark victory putting two years of injury problems behind him to become the lowest ranked player to beat a world No 1 since Francisco Clavet (world No 178) beat Lleyton Hewitt in Miami in 2003.

The 30-year-old was a shadow of his former self, winning just 53 per cent of points on his first serve and failing to break of serve. They had come to cheer Novak Djokovic, a six-time champion here. It happened very fast.

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"I know that you can't be the person that you were yesterday, and the player", he said. This year has been a lot of fun, I really enjoyed myself. I started the match well, first six games, then I just ran out of gas.

Donaldson joined the Portuguese in booking a place in round three as he dispatched 25th seed Feliciano López of Spain 6-4, 6-2.

He will face veteran Fernando Verdasco in the next round after the 31st-seeded Spaniard defeated countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4 0-6 6-2.

'I love playing on the hard court. I have a freedom to choose whether I want to play or not. I couldn't work as much as I needed lately.

Meanwhile, second seed Marin Cilic won 85% of his first serve points in a routine 7-5, 6-3 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

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