Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz confirmed their favors against Pedro Martínez and Marin Cilic, respectively, and guaranteed qualification for the Round of 16 of the ATP 1000 in Miami this Monday.
Medvedev looked for a quiet victory over Spaniard Pedro Martínez, ending with a partial of 6/3 and 6/4 and a period of 1h23. Russian tennis players continue in this tournament without losing a set.
Medvedev’s path in the round of 16 will be against Jenson Brooksby, who this Monday pulled off a heroic 2 sets to 1 win against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in partial matches of 6/3, 5/7 and 6/4. In the third set, the American lost 4 games to 0 and won six games in a row to return to the Spaniard.
A semifinalist at Indian Wells, Carlos Alcaraz continues to post impressive wins. The young Spaniard played a generational game over Croatian Marin Cilic and won 2 sets to 0 with a partial doubles of 6/4. Alcaraz had no broken serve in the match and broke an opponent’s serve in each set to seek classification.
The current champion of the tournament, Polish Hubert Herkaz, confirmed his favor against Russian Aslan Karatsev, winning 2 sets to 1, partials of 7/6 (7/5), 4/6 and 6/3. Pole will face South Africa’s Lloyd Harris, who defeated Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka by 2 sets to 1 in the final. The game ended with partial points of 7/6 (7/5), 4/6 and 7/5.
Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz played evenly, but qualified against Tommy Paul. More stable in the game, Fritz won 2 sets to 0, with partials of 7/6 and 6/4 and maintained the great leg.
Osaka and Sweetek confirm favouritism
Sweetek’s incredible run continues. World No. 1 defeated American Corey Gough in 1h16 of the game by 2 sets with partial wins of 0, 6/3 and 6/1. Polish reaches 15 consecutive victories. After titles in Doha, Qatar and Indian Wells in the United States, the tennis player is looking for another trophy at the WTA in Miami.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka also advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating American Alison Riske 2 sets to 0 in 1 hour 32 of the match. The fractions were 6/3 and 6/4. The Asian will face North American Daniel Collins, who passed Ons Jaburon this Monday with partial points of 6/2 and 6/4.
Also this Monday, Swiss Belinda Bencic eliminated Aliksandra Sasnovi. Australia’s Daria Gavrilova surpassed Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti.