Miami Open 2021: Tsitsipas tops Nishikori in Miami
Posted On March 31, 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas fought for the knockout stages of the Miami Open and he was joined by Andrey Rublev Monday.
Greek star and second seed Tsitsipas defeated 2014 US Open finalist Kei nishikori In Miami.
Rublev continued his 2021 fine with a serial demolition of Marton fucsovics at the ATP 1000 tournament.
Inform Aslan Karatsev, however, bowed out following a surprise loss to Sebastian Korda.
Tsitsipas stops Nishikori
Despite wobbling mid-game, Tsitsipas defeated Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach the fourth round.
Former world number four Nishikori forced a decisive set but Tsitsipas resisted the Japanese return.
Tsitsipas, who hit 32 winners, will meet Lorenzo Sonego for a place in the quarter-finals after the loss of the 24th seed Daniel Elahi Galan 7-6 (8-6) 6-3.
Rublev stay warm
The fourth Russian seed, Rublev, did a light job Fucsovics 6-2 6-1 in just 52 minutes.
Rublev leads the ATP Tour with 18 wins this season after knocking out the fit Hungarian ahead of the seed Daniil Medvedev (16-2).
The result secured Rublev a third victory over 29th seed Fucsovics this month.
“I was laughing, because of [the] situation and in addition Marton also said to me: “I don’t want to see you. I don’t want to see you, ”Rublev said, laughing out loud.[It was] just a situation that [was] fun, and I’m sorry. “
Waiting for Rublev is the 2014 US Open champion and former world number three Marin Cilic, who beat Lorenzo Musetti 6-3 6-4.
For only the third time this year, Karatsev, semi-finalist of the Australian Open and winner of the Dubai tennis championships, tasted defeat after a 6-3 6-0 defeat at the hands of Korda.
American sensation Korda became the first player outside the top five to beat Karatsev this year, the latter’s two previous losses to the world number one. Novak Djokovic and world number four Dominic Thiem.
“It’s super special [to reach the Round of 16], especially playing a guy who was as sexy as him, “Korda said.” I just took the tactic that I used [against him] at Roland Garros and it worked really well today. “
Diego schwartzman stands on the way to Korda and the quarters after the fifth seed represented Adrian Mannarino 6-1 6-4.
Elsewhere, Denis shapovalov – the sixth seed – has been outclassed by Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 7-6 (8-6).
Another Canadian awaits Hurkacz after 12th seed Milos Raonic was a 6-4 7-5 winner against Ugo Humbert.