Medvedev cruises previous Murray in Miami, Tsitsipas pushed however once more

Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev cruises previous Murray in Miami, Tsitsipas pushed however once more


Medvedev need to arrive at the semi-finals in purchase to retake the leading spot in the ATP rankings from Novak Djokovic in April, and he acquired off to a positive start in Miami, not struggling with a one split point in his 90-moment gain.

“On the days when you provide fantastic, your opponent would not have this flexibility to return, it assists you,” Medvedev said submit-match.

“[In the] 2nd established, the scoreline was simpler, it was much tougher in the starting, but when your opponent appreciates you happen to be likely heading to get some aces and it really is not going to be simple for him to return, he gets strain on his provide and numerous times that is what comes about in near matches.”

Medvedev will facial area Pedro Martinez, who defeated Cristian Garin 7-6 (6-2) 6-2.

Reigning Miami winner Hubert Hurkacz acquired his title defence off to a great get started with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory more than Arthur Rinderknech.

Pursuing defeats for Murray and John Isner, the Polish world quantity 10 is the only former winner remaining in the attract.

A selection of men’s seeds had been crushed in their 2nd-spherical matches on Saturday, even so, such as Canadian duo Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov.

Miomir Kecmanovic continued his great run of the latest kind, defeating Auger-Aliassime in straight sets 6-4 6-2, while South African Lloyd Harris beat Shapovalov 6-4 6-3.

For his third consecutive ATP 1000 match, meanwhile, Stefanos Tsitsipas was pushed to three sets by an unseeded American.

After some entertaining hitting, with equally on the lookout to end factors early, the Greek third seed claimed four straight breaks of provide to inevitably defeat Jack Wolf 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-1.

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