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Novak Djokovic favorite at Miami, after Federer, Rafael Nadal skips

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 5:08 am , filed under Tennis News by

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is having most of the chances to clinch the Miami Masters, as his best rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have skips from the tournament, ahead of the clay court season from next month.

25-year-old Novak Djokovic, who has ended in 22-match winning streak at the BNP Paribas Open semi final to Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets, he is looking forward to bounce back in the Miami Masters this week. Serbian is considered as hot favorite to defend the Miami Masters, which will kick off from Wednesday at Crandon Park in Miami. Djokovic has overcome against Andy Murray in two sets with a 6-1, 7-6 in last year’s Sony Ericsson Open final.

17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has withdraws from the tournament announced earlier, where he wishes to focus more on Grand Slams and upcoming clay court season. Swiss legend was schedule to play his next tournament at the Mutua Madrid Masters, which will kick off from 6th May.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will skip from the tournament due to doctor’s advice to take rest for a couple of weeks after playing four ATP Tournaments so far. Djokovic said he had a great record here in Miami and hopes to continue similar form to clinch the title for fourth time this year.

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