Less than two months from officially retiring from the sport, David Ferrer is still winning matches, and beating good players on hard courts! Last night, playing in his final Miami Open, where he made the final in 2013, Ferrer blew out American Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-2.
“I enjoyed it a lot. It’s Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years. For me, it’s a great experience to play in this new stadium,” said Ferrer who is playing his 16th Miami Open. “I’m really happy because I played really good… I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive.”
The wins sets up a rematch against Alexander Zverev who beat the Spaniard in the second round a year ago.
Among other results, 18-year-old sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime collected his first Miami win bouncing fellow youngster Casper Ruud 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. He’ll now faceNo. 29 seed Marton Fucsovics.
After his great run at Indian Well,s 19-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic advanced over Ernests Gulbis. Feliciano Lopez, Reilly Opelka and Andrey Rublev were winners, as was Bernard Tomic who now has a date tonight with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Also on Friday, John Isner opens his biggest career title defense against Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios, Gael Monfils and Indian Wells champion Dominic Thiem are also scheduled on a busy day of second round play.
MIAMI FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Stadium Starts at 12:00 Noon
2nd Rd 1 Naomi Osaka v (Q) Yanina Wickmayer
Not Before 2:00 Pm
2nd Rd (Q) Lorenzo Sonego v 7 John Isner
2nd Rd Rebecca Peterson v 10 Serena Williams
Not Before 8:00 Pm
2nd Rd 1 Novak Djokovic v Bernard Tomic
Not Before 9:30 Pm
2nd Rd (WC) Whitney Osuigwe v 25 Danielle Collins
Grandstand Starts At 12:00 Noon
2nd Rd Dusan Lajovic v 5 Kei Nishikori
Not Before 2:00 Pm
2nd Rd Venus Williams v 24 Carla Suárez Navarro
2nd Rd 27 Nick Kyrgios v (Q) Alexander Bublik
2nd Rd Ons Jabeur v 4 Sloane Stephens
Not Before 7:00 Pm
2nd Rd 3 Dominic Thiem v Hubert Hurkacz
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