Duckworth, Popyrin into Miami Open third spherical

Australians James Duckworth and Alexei Popyrin are by way of to the third spherical on the Miami Open.

Miami, USA, 27 March 2021 | Leigh Rogers

James Duckworth has scored the primary top-20 win of his profession to advance on the Miami Open.

The 29-year-old Australian, who’s ranked No.104, shocked eighth seed David Goffin 6-3 6-1 within the second spherical.

Duckworth wanted solely 76 minutes to defeat the world No.13 Belgian, placing 22 winners and never dealing with a break level in a dominant serving show.

Alexei Popyrin continued his profitable run too, defeating No.30-seeded American Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-2.

The 21-year-old Popyrin fired 13 aces within the 65-minute win, organising a third-round showdown with high seed Daniil Medvedev.

“Popyrin is a very nice participant,” Medvedev mentioned of the match-up. “I practised with him loads throughout pre-season and I do know that he can play some nice tennis, so it is going to be a tricky match.”

Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders each misplaced their second-round matches.

Aussies in motion – Miami

Males’s singles, second spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d [30] Reilly Opelka (USA) 6-4 6-2
James Duckworth (AUS) d [8] David Goffin (BEL) 6-3 6-1

Ladies’s singles, second spherical
[2] Naomi Osaka (JPN) d Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 7-6(4) 6-4
[29] Jessica Pegula (USA) d [WC] Storm Sanders (AUS) 6-3 6-4

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[4] Timea Babos (HUN)/Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) d Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) 3-6 6-4 [10-7]

Males’s singles, second spherical
[15] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Daniel Elahi Galan (COL)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [12] Milos Raonic (CAN)
[Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 
v [29] Marton Fucsovics (HUN)

Males’s singles, third spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
James Duckworth (AUS) v Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

Ladies’s singles, third spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) v Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Luke Saville (AUS)/Oliver Marach (AUT) v Kevin Krawietz (GER)/Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
Ash Barty (AUS)/Jennifer Brady (USA) v Lucie Hradecka (CZE)/Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Storm Sanders (AUS)/Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) v Vania King (USA)/Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
[WC] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)/Heather Watson (GBR) v Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)/Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK)

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