Nick Kyrgios showed his skills in a Friday duel with Andrei Rublev. Yannick Sener, a finalist at last year’s Miami Open, had problems with the inauguration.

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Fans expected an interesting duel, since the previous two meetings between Nick Kyrgios and Andrei Rublev gave a lot of emotions. Meanwhile, the Australian, who was awarded by the organizers with a wild card, did not waste time on the court and defeated the Russian 6: 3, 6: 0 in 52 minutes. Interestingly, Muscovite was the first to break (at 2:1), but then had a tennis player background from Canberra.

– I started hard, but this is tennis. Some points can influence such a change in pace. When I got the double advantage, I started to see really good in replays. ‘I’ve been back well for four months,’ Kyrgios said in a post-match interview with Fabio Fognini on Sunday. It took two hours and 51 minutes to eliminate Italian player Taro Daniela.

Jannik Sinner had major problems at the inauguration. Last year’s finalist at the Miami Open came close to defeating Emile Rossovoori. The Finn passed the win in the third set, but broke the zero. Then he had three match balls in the tiebreak, but the Italian maintained his composure. Rated “nine”, the tennis player defeated a player from the northern part of Europe 6:4, 3:6, 7:6 (8). And on Sunday, Spaniard Pablo Carreno and Belgian killer David Goffin will stand in his way.

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The duel between Alexander Zverev and Born Couric also brought emotions. And Germany, ranked second, needed three sets to beat the Croats, who returned to the Tour two weeks ago after numerous health problems. Coric stunned his opponent in the second set as he fought back and maintained the penetrating advantage. But the representative of our western neighbors remained calm in the decisive form and won 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 3. Thanks to this, he scored 3-3 against the Croatian and will meet with Grigor Dimitrov or Mackenzie MacDonald.

In the second round also faced two Britons left-handed. More experienced Cameron Norrie defeated youngster Jack Draper 7:6 (5), 6:4 (he reached the 2018 Wimbledon final), but it was not easy for him. Hugo Gaston who stunned American John Isner will stand in his way in the third round. The French beat Big John 7:6 (5), 6:4. Another tennis player, Kevin Anderson, suffered a setback. The Africaner replaced Italy’s injured Matteo Berrettini in the 2022 Miami Open ladder, but did not face Argentine Juan Manuel Cerondolo.

Miami Open, Miami (USA)
ATP Masters 1000, Hard Court, $8.584 Million Prize Pool
Friday 25 March

Second round of singles:

Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Andrey Rublev (5), 6-3, 6-0
Fabio Fognini (Italy, 31) vs. Taro Daniel (Japan, Q) 6:7 ​​(1), 6-2, 7:6 (5)
Pablo Carreno (Spain 17) beat David Goffin (Belgium) 6-3 6-2
Jannik Sener (Italy 9) b Emil Rossovoori (Finland) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8)
Juan Manuel Cerondolo (Argentina) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 7-6 (7) 3-6 3-6.
Hugo Gaston (France) b John Isner (US 20) 7:6 (5) 6:4
Cameron Norrie (UK 10) beat Jack Draper (UK, WC) 7-6 (5) 6-4
Alexander Zverev (Germany 2) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

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