MIAMI: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray both made the fourth round at the Miami ATP hard court tennis tournament.

Number 1 Nadal fought off a challenge from 74th-ranked Portuguese Federico Gil to win a tight 7-5, 6-3 victory, while fourth seed Scot Murray downed Chile's Nicolas Massu 6-4, 6-4.

Nadal's victory was his 23rd of the season against just two defeats as he strives for a third 2009 trophy.

Joining in the last 16 in Miami were sixth seed Juan Del Potro as the Argentine beat Serb Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-1, and Viktor Troicki who won over German Bjorn Phau 6-4, 6-3.
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