Tsitsipas Gets Past Nishikori, Korda Crushes Karatsev In Miami; Medvedev, Rublev Star Mon.
Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight to stay alive at the Miami Masters Monday night in the third round, besting Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Up next for the Greek today is Lorenzo Sonego who eliminated Daniel Elahi Galan 7-6(6), 6-3. Both players will seek their first Miami quarterfinal, and for the Italian his first Masters final eight.
Of the eight matches on Monday, the Tsitsipas-Nishikori affair was the only one to go three sets.
American upstart Sebastian Korda hammer Australian Open semifinalist Aslan Karatsev in very impressive fashion 6-3, 6-0.
“I felt great,” Korda said. “I think my game goes really well against his. I used my tactics that I used at the French Open, and it kind of worked out really well today.
The 20-year-old who lives in Florida will now meet Diego Schwartzman today in the fourth round.
“He’s an incredible player,” Korda said of the Argentina. “He’s having a really good year so far. I think he won a title a couple of weeks ago, and he’s top 10 in the world. It’s going to be another cool and fun experience for me. Hopefully I can play some really good tennis and kind of just have fun out there.”
Andrey Rublev rolled past Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-1. Today, the Russian will take on Marin Cilic who was a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Lorenzo Musetti.
It was a mixed day for Canadians. Milos Raonic upended Ugo Humbert 6-4, 7-5 while Denis Shapovalov fell to Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6(6).
Also today, Daniil Medvedev returns to face Frances Tiafoe. Former champion John Isner battles Roberto Bautista Agut and Jannik Sinner takes on Emil Ruusuvuori.
TUESDAY MIAMI SCHEDULE
Isner (USA) vs. Bautista Agut (ESP)
NB 1pm ET
Barty (AUS) vs. Sabalenka (BLR)
Medvedev (RUS) vs. Tiafoe (USA)
NB 7pm ET
Sevastova (LAT) vs. Svitolina (UKR)
NB 8:30pm ET
Cilic (CRO) vs. Rublev (RUS)
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