Djokovic puts boot to Sock to reach quarters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:51pm EDT
 
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MONTREAL (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic stormed into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup with 6-2 6-1 demolition of Jack Sock on Thursday running his Masters 1000 winning streak to 28 matches.

Second seed Andy Murray followed Djokovic into the last eight in equally economic fashion, disposing of Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3 6-2 in a tidy 65 minutes.

The Scot's work was not done, however, as he moved on to a second-round doubles match where he will play against older brother Jamie for the first time as a professional.

"It's going to be tough, playing against your brothers or sisters is not going to be easy," said Murray.

"I'm just going to try to keep my head down in the match and be as competitive as I always am and hopefully play well, and no hard feelings either way at the end.

"It's awkward; it's not the most comfortable situation."

While it will mark the first time the Murray brothers have stood across from each other as professionals, as juniors they often clashed on court and many of those matches were hotly contested battles with Andy showing off the scars to prove it.

"One of the last times we would have played against each other Jamie broke my finger nail after we finished," recalled Murray, a two-time Rogers Cup champion.

"I beat him in the final of a tournament and I was winding him up on the bus on the way home and I had my hand on an arm rest and he punched my finger and you can see it has never grown back properly."   Continued...

 
Aug 13, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits the ball against Jack Sock of the United States (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium.  Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports