Aurélie SACCHELLI, posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 00:23
Daniel Medvedev, John Eisner, Roberto Bautista Agut and Janik Senner qualified to the knockout rounds at the Miami Masters 1000.
Daniel Medvedev struggled, but he’d be there for the knockout stages of the 1000 Masters in Miami! The Russian No. 1 seed had to fight for 2:38 and ended up in convulsions, but he defeated Alexei Bopyrin, No. 86, who had already defeated him in their previous two showdowns. , 6-4. In the first set, the world number two missed a break point at 5-5, but ended up taking the final word in the tiebreak, with a 7-3 win. In the second, he quickly flew to a 4-1 lead and thought he was on his way to an easy win, but got a white break while serving the match, 5-3. He reacted well by collecting three match points in the next match, but Boberine saved them and he finally won the tiebreak, 9-7, on the third set point. Although Medvedev was starting to struggle physically, especially in those close, he managed the only break in the third set, 3-3, and won a few minutes later. So here he is in eighth place, where his favorite will start against Frances Tiavo or Dusan Lajovic … if he recovers well.
John Isner loves the Miami tournament, which he won in 2018 over Alexander Zverev and made the final in 2019 against Roger Federer, and he will be present for the second week again this year! Series # 18 header, He qualified for the knockout stages by leaving Felix Auger-Eliassim (No. 11), fifteen years younger than him, in two periods: 7-5 and then 7-5 in 1h49. Rarely reported, players didn’t have the lowest defensive breakpoint. Isner sent 16 aces and Auger Aliassim 11, so it was the 36-year-old giant who made the difference in the tiebreak. The FAA nevertheless led 5-4 in the tiebreak of the second set, but lost three points in a row, and thus the match. Isner will contest a place in the quarter-finals against world number 12 Robert Bautista Agut, who dominated Jean-Lennard Struve (42) in three sets and 1h53 of play: 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The Spaniard lost the first set by breaking 4-4, then won the second by breaking it 3-2 and the third by breaking 1-1 and 4-2.
The sinner continues on his way
If Isner and Bautzita Agut passes the age of 30, the new generation will be represented in the Round of 16 by Janick Sener, who is ranked 31 in the world at the age of 19. He defeated Italian Karen Khachanov (2) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in two hours. And 51. In the Florida heat, the two players struggled to maintain their service in the first set (three breaks for the Russian, two for the Italian), while there was no slightest break in the second, and a 7-2 win in a draw – broken by the fault. In the third set, the two players were able to face the confrontation with ease, up to 4-4 as Sener, the match-winning champion, managed a decisive break to the victory. He will face an unranked player in the next round: Rossovori or Ymir.
MIAMI (US, master’s degree 1000, severely abroad, € 3,598.69)
Defending Champions (2019): Roger Federer (Switzerland)
The third round
Medvedev (Russia, No. 1) Pat Popyrin (Australia): 7-6 (3), 6-7 (7), 6-4
Tiafoe (USA) – Lajovic (SER, No. 16)
Isner (USA, # 18) bat Auger-Aliassime (CAN, No. 11): 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
Bautista Agut (ESP, No. 7) Pat Struve (All, No. 31): 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Rose Mountain (Finn) – Im Passing (Sue)
Faulty (ITA, No. 21) Pat Khachanov (Russia, No. 14): 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4
Nori (Britain) – Fritz (USA, No. 22)
Bublik (KAZ, No. 32) – Duckworth (Australia)
Schwartzmann (Argentina, No. 5) – Mannarino (FRA, No. 25)
Karatsev (Russia, No. 17) – Korda (USA)
Cilic (CRO) – Musetti (ITA)
Voxofix (HON, No. 29) – Rublev (Russia, No. 4)
Shapovalov (Canada, No. 6) – Horcachez (Poland, No. 26)
Humbert (France, No. 20) – Raonic (Canada, No. 12)
Galan (COL) – Sonego (ITA, No. 24)
Nishikori (Japan, No. 28) – Tsitsipas (GRE, No. 2)
“Evil thinker. Music scholar. Hipster-friendly communicator. Bacon geek. Amateur internet enthusiast. Introvert.”