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DOHA, Qatar - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic celebrated Serbian Orthodox Christmas by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Qatar Open on Wednesday.Djokovic, who also won his doubles match with Serbian partner Filip Krajinovic, needed only 61-minutes to bypass Stakhovsky and move into the quarterfinals.Yes, Orthodox Christmas. Its the biggest holiday that we have, Djokovic said. Obviously not a holiday for me. Im working on the court. But its a big day. So Im really glad that I was able to perform well and get two wins on this day.Djokovic, who is playing at the Qatar Open for the first time, won 29 of 34 points when his first serve went in and saved all three break points he faced against Stakhovsky. He next plays seventh-seeded Ivo Karlovic, who beat qualifier Nikoloz Basiashvili of Georgia 7-6 (3), 6-3.Karlovic became one of three men in tennis history to surpass the 9,000 aces mark earlier this week — he now has 9,041. Its an ability that makes him a tricky challenge for opponents.Im definitely going to try to get some good sleep so my reaction tomorrow is quick, because Im going to need that, definitely, Djokovic said. Honestly, Im still to meet a player who enjoys playing him.There wont be a singles match between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at this years tournament after the Spaniard was upset in the first round.But the two will face each other in doubles on Thursday, after Nadal and Juan Monaco of Argentina also moved into the doubles semifinals.Its going to be interesting to play against each other in doubles, which is not the common case for us, but I look forward to that, said Djokovic.Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic brushed aside Slovakian qualifier Blaz Kavcic 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.Berdych is showing top form this week. In two matches played, hes yet to offer an opponent a break point opportunity.He now faces sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet, who defeated Simone Bolleli of Italy 6-3, 6-2.David Ferrer, seeded fourth, won an all-Spanish battle against Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.Ferrer, who led Verdasco 5-0 in the second set, was unable to take advantage of one match point on Verdascos serve in the sixth game, and two match points on his own serve in the seventh game.He finally won the match on a fourth match point at 30-40 on Verdascos serve in the eighth game.Ferrer will play Dustin Brown of Germany, who posted a 7-6 (9), 6-4 win over compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff.Andre Seppi of Italy and Ivan Dodig of Croatia will compete in the other quarterfinal.Dodig knocked out Michael Berrer 7-6 (1), 6-2, while Seppi defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-5, 6-2. Vans Old Skool Clearance . Louis against the Blues. 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Driscoll also shot a 63 in the 2011 tournament for a share of the record set by Derek Lamely in his 2010 victory and also matched by Chris Tidland in 2011 and Scott Brown last year in his victory. "The first 63, I think I was 11 under with like three or four holes to go and made two bogeys coming in, and this one was just kind of, I just kept chipping away at it and birdied the last to get to 63," Driscoll said. "So they were a little bit different, but both pretty special. Both holed a bunch of putts and just one of those days where you hit some iron shots close and make a mile of putts." PGA Tour rookie Chesson Hadley was second after a 65. "Ive kind of been struggling all year jusst with ball-striking, just finding the planet, honestly," Hadley said.dddddddddddd "And yesterday, I dont know, I was just talking to my swing coach again, and we kind of just like, Look, just go back to the basics. Ive always struggled with staying tall through the ball, and I just started thinking about that yesterday before my round, and I hit it great on the range, and it really started to line up yesterday. I hit it great, and then I just pured it everywhere, all over the place today." Eric Axley was 10 under after a 66, and Jonathan Byrd, Wes Roach, Ben Martin and Danny Lee were another stroke back. Byrd and Roach shot 66, Martin 67, and Lee 68. "Im playing solid, hitting a lot of greens right now, being patient, and getting a lot of them close to the hole," Axley said. "So puttings not been too difficult. "Its a little soft right now, after the rain weve had. Yesterday, when we played it was kind of getting a little firmer. If the wind blows a little and no more rain, it could get a little firmer for the weekend. Brown made the cut on the number, shooting 70-73 to tie for 68th at 1 under. DIVOTS: J.J. Henry was disqualified after the first round for failing to sign his scorecard. He shot 74. ... Puerto Ricos Rafael Campos made the cut with rounds of 74 and 69. He was in the tie for 68th at 1 under. ... John Daly also was 1 under with rounds of 74 and 69. ' ' '
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