Novak Djokovic advances to quarterfinals at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open by beating Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.

Djokovic, who saved two break points in his service game, is now 8-4 against the Spaniard. He's also on a 17-match winning streak against Spanish players dating back to a 2014 loss to Tommy Robredo.

Djokovic will play eighth-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in the quarterfinals.

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