By Justin Ross
Today, the Miami Open wrapped up its round of 32 in the men’s singles draw. Play was headlined by a pair of Swiss superstars in Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—both of whom secured wins.
World No. 14 Tomas Berdych started the day’s action with a morning win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-3, 6-4. Berdych was a Miami Open finalist in 2010.
Two Americans took to the courts in John Isner and Sam Querrey—both of whom will not be moving on.
Isner was defeated by Germany’s Alex Zverev 6(5)-7, 7-6(7), 7-6(5), while Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut beat Sam Querrey 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Bautista Agut now holds a 3-0 record against Querrey.
The day’s marquee matchup pitted Federer against Juan Martin Del Potro. In their first contest since 2013, Federer moved to 16-5 against the Argentine with a 6-3, 6-4 win. The Swiss magician is the only former Miami champion remaining in the field of play.
In doubles play, the American duo of Jack Sock and Nicholas Monroe defeated the No. 1 seeded team of Henri Kontinen and John Peers 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-8. Sock is also through to the round of 16 in singles play where he will face Jared Donaldson.
The French team of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut forfeited against the North American team of Brian Baker, U.S., and Daniel Nestor Canada. Officials announced that Herbert had a leg injury.
In the evening session, Nick Kyrgios beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6(4)-7, 7-6(2). The win moves Kyrgios to 3-0 against the big-serving Croat over the course of his career.
In the last men’s contest of the day, Wawrinka, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, defeated Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-3, 6-4. Jaziri falls to 0-10 in career matchups with top 10 opponents. A quarterfinals appearance for Wawrinka would be his best showing in Miami.
The men’s round of 16 will commence Tuesday. Headlining the day will be both Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Check out the full results here: https://www.miamiopen.com/live-scoring-2017
Check out the schedule of match play here: https://www.miamiopen.com/2017-draws-and-order-of-play
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About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 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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