Federer Survives Albot Test In Miami

Mar 28, 2019, 01:03
Federer Survives Albot Test In Miami

"It's always different playing matches than hitting in practice, but I've been able to up my load and how much I'm able to serve".

"I was pretty strong with my serve and knew where to bother her", said Halep. But the Swiss star's class and experience eventually shone through as he booked a round of 32 match with Serbian Filip Krajinovic who surprised three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) earlier in the afternoon.

"Nowadays I feel like 'look, I gave it all I had". The match featured zero breaks of serve and 41 aces.

Federer has admitted that he will be up for a real test in the next round against an in-form Daniil Medvedev. "I'm very impressed about his progress".

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Speaking of the new venue at Hard Rock Stadium, Federer told the ATP website: "It was definitely different, especially very different to Key Biscayne past year".

Federer was stunned by Thanasi Kokkinakis in his opening match of the Miami Open past year and another early exit was beckoning when he dropped the first set on Saturday.

The former world number one triumphed 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 against the Moldovan, who had won his first ATP title at Delray Beach last month.

Ferrer, who made the Miami finals in 2013, will play two more events in Barcelona and Madrid before officially calling it a career. This trait was brought into focus after Zverev lost to David Ferrer in Miami.

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Also setting up an intriguing fourth round clash today were youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov.

Czech third seed Petra Kvitova beat Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-3 to set up a quarter-final clash with Australian 12th seed Ashleigh Barty, a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victor over seventh seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. The two split two meetings past year.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson continued his return from an arm injury with a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win over Joao Sousa of Portugal.

On Tuesday, all remaining men will be in action as the fourth round is scheduled for one day.

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