Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Four-time runner-up Novak Djokovic was an easy
third-round winner Thursday at the $3 million Western & Southern Open, a
hardcourt ATP Masters 1000 event.
Last year's runner-up blew away helpless Belgian David Goffin 6-2, 6-0 at the
Lindner Family Tennis Center, where five-time winner Roger Federer upended the
Serbian star in last year's finale.
A Day-5 upset came when oft-injured but capable Russian Dmitry Tursunov
took out third-seeded French Open runner-up David Ferrer, of Spain, 6-2, 6-4.
Seventh-seeded Argentine slugger Juan Martin del Potro avoided an upset by
getting past Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. The 6-foot-7
former U.S. Open titlist del Potro was a hardcourt champ in Washington,
D.C., two weeks ago.
This is the last Masters tournament before the U.S. Open, which will commence
August 26 in New York.
The 2013 Cincinnati champ will collect $583,800.
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