By: Christopher Menendez
20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios went head to head with Canadian Milos Raonic and won in two straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(4). Kyrgios played a fearless game despite only having won one title in his young career. After watching Monfils game earlier in the day it is undeniable that the athletes have a comparable passionate style.
“He came up with the big shots at important moments,” Raonic said. “He had more life and energy”, said Raonic.
The women’s semifinals left World No. 2 Angelique Kerber defeated by Victoria Azarenka, 2-6, 5-7. Azarenka will play Svetlana Kuznetsova and is bidding to be the first to win the elusive Indian Wells-Miami double since 2005. Azarenka’s performance at the Miami Open also assures her a spot in the Top 5 of the WTA rankings on Monday.
Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin
Kei Nishikori vs. Nick Kyrgios
Women’s Singles Finals
Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Victoria Azarenka
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.
Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.
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