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Shapovalov Prevails In #NextGenATP Rematch

Two years ago, Russian Andrey Rublev got the better of Denis Shapovalov as the two competed at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. But on Monday, the 19-year-old Canadian returned the favour. Shapovalov beat Rublev 6-3, 7-6(5) in a battle of hard-hitting baseliners to make back-to-back fourth-round appearances at the Miami Open presented by Itau. [ALSO LIKE] The #NextGenATP Canadian converted only two of his 12 break points against Rublev, but Shapovalov was the steadier of the two during what, at times, seemed more like a boxing match as the two slugged away from the back of the court. Rublev threw every part of him into his forehands and rarely approached the net, sometimes even backing up after reaching the service line. Shapovalov, however, mixed in variety and attacked the net against the Russian, who qualified and was trying to reach his first fourth round at an ATP Masters 1000 event. The Canadian will next meet Greece's #NextGenATP star Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 10 in th...
ATP - 26.03.2019 01:36

Federer Returns To Full Throttle In Miami

Roger Federer's third-round match on Monday was much more his style. The Swiss was thoroughly tested during his Miami Open presented by Itau opener on Saturday, needing three sets to beat Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com champion Radu Albot of Moldova. But Federer, after an even start against Filip Krajinovic, raced past the Serbian 7-5, 6-3 to reach the fourth round in South Florida. Federer, second all-time in Miami wins, improved to 52-14 at the season's second Masters 1000 event. [ALSO LIKE] The 27-year-old Krajinovic stayed with the three-time Miami titlist (2005-06, 2017) in the opener, matching Federer from the baseline. The Serbian made the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (l. to Nadal) and was looking to match that result in Miami. But the 37-year-old Federer came through in the 12th game to take the opener, blasting a crosscourt forehand winner. He settled in from there, racing to a 4-1 lead behind an early break in the second and finishing with 35 w...
ATP - 25.03.2019 22:21

Federer Soars Into R4 At Miami 2019

Watch as Roger Federer holds off a challenge from Filip Krajinovic in their third-round clash at the Miami Open presented by Itau. Photo: Peter Staples/Miami Open. Watch live tennis streams at http://www.tennistv.com.
ATP - 25.03.2019 10:41

Isner Keeps Title Defence Hopes Alive In Miami

Reigning champion John Isner battled into the fourth round of the Miami Open presented by Itau on Sunday, defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 7-6(6). Isner was broken to start the match. But the seventh seed responded in Ramos-Vinolas' second service game to dig into the match. He saved the next four break points he faced and struck 16 aces en route to a one-hour, 53-minute victory. Ramos-Vinolas has been a tricky opponent for Isner in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, with the players splitting three-setters in Rome in the past two years. But those clashes were on clay, and while five of their six previous sets went to tie-breaks, Isner needed just one in the second set to advance. The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals qualifier has found a good string of form after losing his first two matches of the season. Isner reached three consecutive ATP Tour semi-finals in New York, Delray Beach and Rio de Janeiro before losing to then-World No. 13 Karen Khachanov in the fourth round at Indian W...
ATP - 24.03.2019 18:34

Novak Denies Delbonis Upset In Miami

New stadium, same Novak Djokovic in Miami. The World No. 1 battled back to survive and advance at the Miami Open presented by Itau, fighting for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Sunday. Djokovic, who lifted the trophy on six occasions at the former tournament site in Crandon Park, found his form when he needed it most. As day turned to dusk at Hard Rock Stadium, the Serbian navigated to the finish line after suffering a second-set hiccup. He booked his spot in the fourth round opposite Roberto Bautista Agut. Following a surprise third round defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber in Indian Wells, the Belgrade native dispelled any thoughts of an early exit in Miami. He recovered from a 4-6 second set against Delbonis, notching the victory after exactly two hours. "To be honest, I lost my focus," said Djokovic. "I should have done better mentally than I did in the first set and also the end of second set. I managed to really play well the last couple games of the first set, to ...
ATP - 24.03.2019 23:29

Nick At Night: Kyrgios Cruises To Round Of 16

Nick Kyrgios pulled out all the tricks in his bag on Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itau. The Aussie was entertaining and efficient in securing a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dusan Lajovic under the lights on Stadium court. Kyrgios gave the Miami faithful their money's worth, producing underarm serves, no-look volleys, scorching forehands and a rolling, spirited conversation with a fan, who was ultimately ejected for his part in the first-set exchange. He ousted Lajovic in just 57 minutes, firing 25 winners, including seven off his forehand wing.  Exactly one year after the Aussie and the Serbian first met on the ATP Tour, Kyrgios replicated his straight-set victory from the 2018 first round. He now leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head 2-0. "I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring on the tennis court, but I'm going out there and having fun," said Kyrgios. "I served well and returned well and I'm really happy. Today it was a pretty good all-around performance." Kyrgios looked to be ...
ATP - 25.03.2019 04:16

UPDATE 8-ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles Seeds Progress

Mar 25 (OPTA) - Seeds Progress from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles matches on Sunday .. Seeds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4th to play 22-Roberto Bautista Agut (start 15:00) (ESP) 3rd won Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-5 4-6 6-1 2nd won Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6(2) 6-2 1st won
Reuters - 25.03.2019 01:56