Roger Federer wins opener, other Miami Open men's singles updates
Mar 27 2017
Roger Federer moved into the third round of the Miami Open with a straight-sets victory over teenager Frances Tiafoe on Saturday.
Women: Third round: Garbine Muguruza bt Zhang Shuai 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Lucie Safarova bt Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-3; Dominika Cibulkova bt Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-3; Mirjana Lucic-Baroni bt Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3; Bethanie Mattek-Sands bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4-6, 6-0, 6-3; Barbora Strycova bt Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-4; Karolina Pliskova bt Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3; Caroline Wozniacki bt Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-2. The Swiss star had only two break points, but converted both of them.
"You train for this", Del Potro said after Saturday night's match at the Crandon Park Tennis Center here, reports Efe.
"It's really windy on the court, so it's never easy". "So it's a great match". In fact, he is arguably playing some of the best tennis of his awesome career at the moment. I feel that I'm playing good here. "So let's see, when I'm playing well, when I am confident with my game, I know I can beat anybody".
Wawrinka, who turns 32 on Tuesday, will face either Feliciano Lopez or Malek Jaziri next for a place in the last 16.
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts against Frances Tiafoe of the US during day five of the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA, 25 March 2017.
Kyrgios, the 12th seed, dropped his first two service games, but roared back to beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4 6-3.
Federer forced the mini-break immediately, and despite an admirable effort from Tiafoe at 3-2 to break back, he unveiled his full array of shots to close out the breaker and seal the set.
Tiafoe, 19, is highly rated, but the American struggled to get anything going against the Federer serve, winning just 11 return points. I'm not going to get the surprise really a second time around because I saw the power he had, the explosiveness he had.
Taking the ball early, the No. 4 seed should be able to dictate most of the baseline rallies and keep the ball just enough to Del Potro's vulnerable backhand in order to prevail. It should feed a player like him with a lot of energy moving forward hopefully. So I think he's going to be really good, like most of the NextGen campaign, if you like, are going to be good players.