Medvedev Rolls Past Murray, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz Win In Miami; Kyrgios v Fognini Ahead
by Staff | March 26th, 2022, 11:04 pm
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It was all Daniil Medvedev in his big showdown with Andy Murray as the Russian blew through the 2-time champion 6-4, 6-2 in the second round at the Miami Masters.

In this battle of former No. 1s, Medvedev got early breaks in both sets and with his serve and nearly impenetrable baseline game, it was too much for Murray.

“I think it was a great match. It’s never easy, first-round matches, even if you practice on the same courts for one or two months, it’s never going to be the same as a competitive tournament match,” Medvedev said. “So I’m happy that I managed to have zero break points against me. I feel like I have some room for improvement, but it was a great match against an amazing player and I’m happy that I managed to go through.”

Murray had Ivan Lendl back in his box, but dropped to 0-2 against Medvedev.
“My level of tennis is obviously not right now where it needs to be to win matches like that,” Murray said.

“Today there were some good signs on the court but the two sort of key things in tennis are serve and return, and I didn’t do either of them particularly well.”

Murray will now take a break from the game to train with Lendl and prepare for the grass season.

A hot property on the clay will be Carlos Alcaraz who motored past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-2. Stefanos Tsitsipas is still struggling as he needed three sets to top JJ Wolf 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1.

While Wolf, American men had a good day. Sebastian Korda saved a second set match point to beat Alberto Ramos Vinolas. Tommy Paul upset Karen Khachanov, Indian Wells champ Taylor Fritz won his seventh straight and Jenson Brooksby also advanced.

Miomir Kecmanovic authored the upset of the day ousting former semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime in straights. And Hubert Hurkacz opened his title defense with a win.

Tomorrow, Alexander Zverev headlines along with Nick Kyrgios who faces Fabio Fognini in what should be a crazy match.


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