Federer, Murray advance at Sony Open

Key Biscayne, FL ( - Roger Federer and defending champion Andy Murray were straight-set winners Sunday in the third round of the $4.7 million Sony Open.

Federer, a two-time Miami winner and seeded No. 5 this year, rolled to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Thiemo de Bakker, who aced the former No. 1 seven times but failed to force even one break point in the match.

Sixth-seeded Murray, who topped David Ferrer last year for his second Miami title, saved three out of four break points against Feliciano Lopez in a 6-4, 6-1 win.

No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic already advanced to the fourth round in a walkover after Florian Mayer withdrew due to a groin injury.

Djokovic, a three-time Sony Open winner, will face 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo, who beat Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.

Ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet topped 17th-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 and will face Federer in the next round. No. 11 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Marcos Baghdatis 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 to set up a meeting with Murray.

Ferrer, seeded fourth, dropped only five games in a straight-set win over 31st-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi. The Spaniard will face Kei Nishikori in the fourth round after the 20th seed beat 15th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7-1), 7-5.

The winner of the tournament will earn $787,000.