Stefanos Tsitsipas storms into third spherical of Miami Open


MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 27: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns a shot throughout his males’s singles second spherical match towards Damir Džumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Day 6 of the 2021 Miami Open introduced by Itaú at Laborious Rock Stadium on March 27, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Photographs/AFP (Photograph by Mark Brown / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Photographs through AFP)

Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece breezed into the third spherical with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday on the Miami Open.

Tsitsipas, ranked fifth on the earth, wanted 68 minutes to beat Dzumhur for under the second time in 5 head-to-head matches towards Dzumhur.

“It was a fantastic match, particularly towards a man that I in all probability don’t have a very good report taking part in towards previously,” Tsitsipas mentioned. “I began the match very sturdy, breaking him twice and taking an enormous lead within the rating, and I believe the issues labored out by themselves after that.”

Tsitsipas superior to face Twenty eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, who held on for a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-5 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia.

“[Kei is] a participant that has performed very nicely previously, and even now he can increase his stage actually excessive,” Tsitsipas mentioned. “I’ll try to be prepared for the battle. It’s vital for me to have matches towards sturdy opponents like him.

“I’m very pumped for the match and I’m going to try to put my greatest efficiency on the market. I’m going to try to take it recreation by recreation. … It’s a robust third spherical, I received’t conceal it. It’s vital for me to be prepared for that match and be bodily ready.”

Others who superior included Twelfth-seeeded Milos Raonic of Canada, who stormed to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jordan Thompson of Australia.

Seventeenth-seeded Aslan Karatsev of Russia additionally reached the third spherical with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.

A pair of upsets noticed Thirteenth-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile and Fifteenth-seeded Alex de Minaur of Australia each exit the tourney. Marin Cilic of Croatia posted a 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over Garin and Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia secured a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over de Minaur.

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