Roger Federer continued his quest for a fourth Miami Open crown after reaching the last 16, but Grigor Dimitrov crashed out.

Former world number one Federer – the fourth seed – eased past Filip Krajinovic in straight sets on Monday.

Bulgarian star and 24th seed Dimitrov was sent packing by Jordan Thompson as he earned a round-of-16 clash against Kevin Anderson.

Daniil Medvedev, David Goffin, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov also advanced to the fourth round of the ATP 1000 Masters event.

 

FED EXPRESS SAILS THROUGH

Federer came from a break down to win the opening set and eventually claimed a 7-5 6-3 victory.

After a shaky start, Federer blitzed Krajinovic thanks to 35 winners as he improved to 52-14 in Miami.

"It was an... intense match in the first 10 games. Then I was able to pull away. I had a good 20-minute stretch where I was really able to stretch the lead, and that was key today," Federer said.

Medvedev awaits Federer after the Russian 13th seed prevailed 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-0) over Reilly Opelka.

 

DIMITROV OUSTED BY THOMPSON

Former world number three Dimitrov failed to make it past the third round following a 7-5 7-5 loss to Australia's Thompson.

Thompson broke Dimitrov in the 12th game of both sets to clinch a showdown with sixth seed Anderson.

Playing only his second tournament of the season following his second-round defeat at the Australian Open due to an ongoing right elbow injury, Anderson defeated Joao Sousa 6-4 7-6 (8-6).

 

TIAFOE ENDS FERRER'S MIAMI CAREER

David Ferrer's 17th and final Miami Open campaign was ended by 28th seed Frances Tiafoe, who won 5-7 6-3 6-3.

Set to retire at the Madrid Open, Ferrer's farewell tour was reduced to two tournaments following the three-set loss on Monday.

After rallying past the 36-year-old Spaniard, Tiafoe has the chance to reach his maiden Masters quarter-final when he faces 18th seed Goffin.

Goffin saw off fellow seed Marco Cecchinato 6-4 6-4.

Roger Federer breezed into the fourth round of the Miami Open with a straight-sets defeat of Filip Krajinovic.

The fourth seed came from a break down to win the opening set and went on to move into the last 16 with a 7-5 6-3 victory on Monday.

Federer needed three sets to defeat qualifier Radu Albot in the second round, but never looked like going the distance again once he overcame a shaky start.

The 20-time grand slam winner struck 35 winners to leave an expectant crowd marvelling at his mastery and will take on Daniil Medvedev or Reilly Opelka in round four.

Krajinovic defeated Stan Wawrinka in the second round and he was eyeing an even bigger Swiss scalp when Federer was broken to love in the third game, paying the price for overhitting a couple of forehands.

Federer broke back immediately and fended off a break point to lead 6-5, before avoiding a tie-break by fizzing a searing cross-court forehand winner past the Serbian.

The world number five, attempting to win the tournament for a fourth time, ramped up the pressure at the start of the second set and charged into a 3-0 lead.

Federer came to the net at every opportunity and worked Krajinovic from side to side in the heat, going on to seal victory by serving out the match to love without facing a break point in the second set.

Nick Kyrgios delivered a spectacular performance to move into the last 16 at the Miami Open, while Novak Djokovic was below his best but advanced.

Australian 27th seed Kyrgios put on a show in dismantling Dusan Lajovic in the third round on Sunday.

Djokovic was unable to reach his usual heights, while defending champion John Isner stayed on track at the ATP 1000 event in Florida.

It was a strong day for the seeds, with only two – Milos Raonic and Fabio Fognini – losing.

 

KYRGIOS STEPS UP

Kyrgios has enjoyed playing at the Miami Open, and that continued in some style.

The 23-year-old thrashed Lajovic 6-3 6-1 on the back of a scintillating performance that included two successful underarm serves.

Kyrgios also produced a no-look volley winner and was involved in a verbal exchange with a spectator in a characteristic performance.

He is a two-time semi-finalist in Miami and looks capable of another deep run.

Kyrgios will next face Borna Coric after the Croatian 11th seed got past Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-3.

JOB DONE FOR DJOKOVIC

World number one and six-time champion Djokovic was unconvincing in a 7-5 4-6 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis.

The Serbian 15-time grand slam champion gave up leads in the first and second sets, but made no mistake in the third.

He will face Roberto Bautista Agut after the Spanish 22nd seed proved too good for Fognini 6-4 6-4.

ISNER KEEPS TITLE DEFENCE ALIVE

On the back of 16 aces, Isner recorded a 7-5 7-6 (8-6) victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The American will meet Kyle Edmund after the Brit upset Raonic 6-4 6-4.

The other last-16 clash in the top half of the draw will be between the in-form Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Auger-Aliassime, 18, continued his good form by beating Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (7-5) 6-4, while Basilashvili got past Robin Haase 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.

Nick Kyrgios produced two underarm serves in an impressive win over Dusan Lajovic in the Miami Open third round on Sunday.

Kyrgios put on a show in a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of Lajovic at the ATP 1000 event in Florida.

The Australian 27th seed first aced Lajovic with an underarm serve, then later won another point using the same tactic.

In a characteristic Kyrgios display, he was also involved in a verbal exchange with a spectator, while he also delivered a stunning no-look volley winner.

Novak Djokovic overcame Federico Delbonis despite an unconvincing performance in the Miami Open third round on Sunday.

Bidding for an outright record seventh men's title in Miami, top seed Djokovic survived a brief scare to get past Delbonis 7-5 4-6 6-1.

Djokovic gave up leads in the first and second sets, but the world number one made no mistake in the third, finishing the match with 12 winners and 19 unforced errors.

The 15-time grand slam champion was growing increasingly frustrated before settling to move into the last 16, where Roberto Bautista Agut awaits.

Djokovic appeared in control early on despite giving up a break lead in the first set, taking the opener when Delbonis netted a forehand after being cramped for room.

He stormed into a 3-1 lead in the second set, only to lose four straight games, belting a ball away and smashing his racquet after double-faulting to fall 4-3 behind.

Delbonis saved three break points in the eighth game and then served the set out to love as Djokovic's agitation became even more apparent. 

Perhaps slowing his own momentum, Delbonis needed treatment on his left foot – already taped due to an apparent blister – after levelling the match.

For the third time, Djokovic took a 3-1 lead in the third set, a bad volley miss and double fault from Delbonis opening the door for the Serbian.

A backhand cross-court winner helped set up another break for Djokovic, who lost just 12 points in the final set as the Argentinian's level dropped.

Alexander Zverev was stunned by David Ferrer at the Miami Open as Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka also made second-round exits on Saturday.

Ferrer turned back the clock in a huge upset, edging last year's runner-up Zverev in three sets at the ATP 1000 event.

Cilic and Wawrinka were also beaten on a day when seven of the 16 seeds in action were eliminated.

Roger Federer only narrowly avoided being one of them, while Stefanos Tsitsipas also progressed to the third round.

 

FANTASTIC FERRER FINDS FORM

Ferrer, 36, will retire this year, but the Spanish veteran and 2013 runner-up was in impressive form in stunning second seed Zverev 2-6 7-5 6-3.

It was Ferrer's first win over a top-three player since 2014 and ended his four-match losing run against Zverev.

Awaiting him in the third round is Frances Tiafoe, who edged past Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5).

CILIC, WAWRINKA DEPART

It was a day of upsets in the men's draw as grand slam champions Cilic and Wawrinka exited in contrasting fashion.

Cilic, the ninth seed, went down to qualifier Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-4, continuing what has been a poor start to the year for the Croatian. Cilic holds a 4-4 win-loss record in 2019.

Wawrinka was eliminated by Filip Krajinovic, who battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-6 (7-5) victory over the Swiss 30th seed.

Steve Johnson, Karen Khachanov, Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella were the other seeds to fall.

 

FEDERER SURVIVES AGAINST ALBOT

A three-time champion in Miami, Federer survived a huge test from one of this year's form players in Radu Albot.

The Swiss 20-time grand slam winner edged past the Moldovan 4-6 7-5 6-3 after a huge battle.

Tsitsipas, the eighth seed, also advanced after beating lucky loser Mackenzie McDonald 7-6 (7-4) 6-1.

Kevin Anderson, Grigor Dimitrov, Daniil Medvedev, Denis Shapovalov, Marco Cecchinato and David Goffin also progressed.

Roger Federer survived a huge scare to overcome Radu Albot in the Miami Open second round on Saturday.

Federer, a three-time champion of the ATP 1000 event, scraped past Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 after two hours, nine minutes.

The Swiss fourth seed and 20-time grand slam champion was below his best but got the job done to move into the third round, where Serbian Filip Krajinovic awaits.

Federer was knocked out in the second round last year, but avoided an upset loss against Albot, the Moldovan who has been one of the form players in 2019.

Albot came out of the blocks firing and immediately put Federer under pressure, fashioning two break points in the opening game. He converted the second and then saved four break points on his own serve before moving 2-0 ahead.

Both players served superbly after their opening wobbles, meaning Federer could not make any inroads and Albot was able to serve out for a one-set lead.

After three comfortable service games apiece in the second set, Albot had a chance to move 4-3 ahead as Federer erred. However, he regained his composure to hold – something Albot did in the next game.

Federer began to pressurise the Albot backhand and eventually it brought him some joy, a wayward shot beyond the baseline bringing a break and set point, a cushioned volley at the net converting to level the match.

It was Federer who looked the more likely to break in the third set, only to need an ace out wide to deny Albot in the seventh game.

That proved a huge hold as Federer broke for 5-3 before closing out a hard-fought victory.

John Isner started his Miami Open title defence with a tough win, while Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori bowed out on Friday.

Isner, the defending champion at the ATP 1000 event, was pushed before advancing after two tight sets.

But top-five seeds Thiem and Nishikori made second-round exits, the latter's defeat continuing what has been a difficult few weeks.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic had no troubles as a trio of young guns progressed.

 

ISNER SERVES WAY PAST SONEGO

Isner, 33, was a surprise champion last year and he needed 20 aces to get past Lorenzo Sonego 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (9-7).

The American lost just 11 points on serve on his way to reaching the third round, where Albert Ramos-Vinolas awaits.

While Isner is the defending champion, Djokovic is an equal record six-time winner of the men's singles in Miami.

The world number one made a strong start to his bid for a seventh crown by beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7-2) 6-2.

NISHIKORI, THIEM EXIT

The 2016 runner-up, Nishikori departed after going down to Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 6-3.

Since winning the title in Brisbane and making deep runs at the Australian Open and in Rotterdam, Nishikori has made early exits in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.

Thiem, meanwhile, was unable to back up the biggest title win of his career after his success at Indian Wells.

The Austrian third seed was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Hubert Hurkacz, who already has two wins over Nishikori this year.

YOUNG GUNS SHINE

Hurkacz will next face qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is enjoying a breakout year and beat 29th seed Marton Fucsovics 6-4 4-6 6-0.

Seeds Borna Coric and Nick Kyrgios also got the job done in the second round.

Coric overcame Roberto Carballes Baena 7-6 (9-7) 0-6 6-2, while Kyrgios was too strong for qualifier Alexander Bublik 7-5 6-3.

Novak Djokovic made a strong start to his bid for a seventh Miami Open title with a straight-sets win over Bernard Tomic on Friday.

The world number one, a shock loser in the last 32 at Indian Wells, was too good for Tomic 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 in the second round.

Djokovic is a six-time champion in Miami, the equal most by a man alongside Andre Agassi.

The Serbian also improved to a 6-0 win-loss record over Tomic, who last won a set against Djokovic in their first meeting in 2011.

Djokovic fell behind a break in the first set after needing brief treatment on what appeared to be a cut on his left hand.

But Tomic was unable to consolidate and there was no looking back for Djokovic, who proved too strong in an important first-set tie-break.

An early break in the second set was ideal for Djokovic, the 15-time grand slam champion finishing with 23 winners and 14 unforced errors in a strong performance.

Indian Wells Masters champion Dominic Thiem crashed out of the Miami Open with a second-round loss to Hubert Hurkacz on Friday.

Coming off the biggest title win of his career, the third-seeded Thiem was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Hurkacz.

Thiem went up a break in each set, but was pegged back before losing in one hour, 17 minutes at the ATP 1000 event.

The Austrian stunned Roger Federer in the final at Indian Wells, however, he was unable to back it up in Miami.

Hurkacz, the talented Pole who has two wins over Kei Nishikori this year, claimed decisive breaks in the 10th games of both sets.

The world number 54 will next face Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is enjoying a breakout year.

World number one Novak Djokovic awaits Bernard Tomic in the second round of the ATP Miami Open, while Canadian sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime also progressed.

Australian Tomic saw off Thiago Monteiro in straight sets to advance at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami on Thursday.

Auger-Aliassime was impressive again as he got past Casper Ruud in his opening-round match, which went the distance.

Spanish veteran David Ferrer, meanwhile, showed he still has plenty of fight left after eliminating Sam Querrey with retirement on the horizon.

 

FORGOTTEN MAN TOMIC MOVES ON

Tomic will face top seed and six-time Miami champion Djokovic following his 6-4 6-1 victory over Monteiro.

Touted as the future of Australian tennis, former world number 17 Tomic was due to face Tomas Berdych in the first round before the Czech withdrew.

Monteiro stepped in and Tomic made light work of the Brazilian qualifier, with Djokovic awaiting the world number 81.

Meanwhile, Radu Albot secured a showdown with fourth seed Roger Federer after Matthew Ebden retired.

 

AUGER-ALIASSIME RALLIES IN MIAMI

The 18-year-old came from a set down to top Ruud 3-6 6-1 6-2.

Auger-Aliassime stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to a third-round appearance at the Indian Wells Masters.

And he produced another impressive display as he rallied past his Norwegian opponent to set up a match against 29th seed Marton Fucsovics.

 

FERRER ROLLS BACK THE YEARS

The 36-year-old will retire in two months but he is not done just yet.

Ferrer – featuring in his 17th and final Miami Open – accounted for American Querrey 6-3 6-2 in just 74 minutes.

"I enjoyed it a lot. It's Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years. For me, it's a great experience to play in this new stadium," Ferrer said. "I'm really happy because I played really good... I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive."

Next up is German second seed Alexander Zverev.

Serb veteran Janko Tipsarevic won his first ATP singles match for 18 months as he overcame Bradley Klahn at the Miami Open, where rain was an issue again.

Tipsarevic has been beset by knee and ankle problems in the latter part of his career and the 34-year-old is now ranked 453rd in the world.

But he was excellent in comfortably seeing off the world number 93 in straight sets on Wednesday for his first tour-level victory since August 2017.

Tipsarevic will look to add a more high-profile scalp in round two but this victory, which he wrapped up in 95 minutes, should count as significant progress as he bids to put his injury woes behind him.

Nicolas Jarry, Albert Ramos and Taylor Fritz did not step onto the court after play was washed out midweek.

 

TIPSAREVIC TURNS BACK CLOCK

Former world number eight Tipsarevic has seen his career decimated by injuries and has undergone several surgeries in recent years.

Tipsarevic, a two-time US Open quarter-finalist, had not won since the 2017 event at Flushing Meadows.

However, he ended his wait by seeing off American Klahn 6-3 6-3.

Tipsarevic will face Roberto Bautista Agut in the next round.

 

KUKUSHKIN KNOCKED OUT

There was another surprise at Hard Rock Stadium as world number 43 Mikhail Kukushkin was beaten by Guido Andreozzi 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.

His compatriot Federico Delbonis saw off Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-2 and Hubert Hurkacz overcome Matteo Berrettini.

Roberto Carballes Baena thrashed Denis Kudla 6-1 6-2, while Mischa Zverev benefited from wildcard Nicola Kuhn's retirement in the decisive set.

No matches were played in the main draw as the Miami Open was completed wiped out due to rain, with Indian Wells Open champion Bianca Andreescu set to headline Wednesday's schedule.

Inclement weather wreaked havoc in Miami, where the WTA Premier Mandatory event schedule was suspended and eventually washed out on Tuesday.

The likes of Monica Puig, Samantha Stosur, Kristina Mladenovic and Andrea Petkovic were all due to play, but the quartet will get their campaigns underway a day later instead..

Fresh off winning her maiden title at the Indian Wells Open last week, Canadian sensation Andreescu will face Irina-Camelia Begu, while three-time champion Victoria Azarenka takes on Dominika Cibulkova.

Juan Martin del Potro has followed Rafael Nadal in pulling out of the Miami Open due to a knee injury.

Del Potro suffered a fracture of his right patella last October and has played just three matches this season.

The Argentine was unable to defend his Indian Wells Masters title last week and is not ready to return in Miami this week.

"Unfortunately I won't be able to play in Miami this year. Looking forward to coming back in 2020!" he tweeted.

Nadal withdrew in Indian Wells ahead of a mouth-watering semi-final against Roger Federer due to pain in his right knee.

The world number two is expected to be back in action on clay at the Monte-Carlo Masters next month.

Dominic Thiem described beating Roger Federer to claim the biggest title of his career at the Indian Wells Masters as being "as nice as a grand slam".

Thiem fought back from a set down to defeat the 20-time major champion 3-6 6-3 7-5 in California on Sunday.

The Austrian, up to fourth in the rankings after securing his maiden Masters title, was pinching himself after toppling Federer for a third time in five encounters with the Swiss legend.

"It's unreal," said Thiem. "It's a pleasure to compete against Roger in this great final. I lost my last two Masters 1000 finals, but I won this one and it feels as nice as a grand slam.

"It was a great week and I think also a very good final. Just amazing that I got here, [it is] my first really big title.

"I came from a really bad form in all categories and now I'm the champion of Indian Wells. It feels not real at all."

Thiem was particularly pleased with the way he hung in there under pressure to get the better of Federer.

The 2018 French Open runner-up added: "I was in the zone the whole match. I had to get used to Roger's game. In the first set he was playing amazing.

"It was completely different from my opponents before him. I was struggling to work my way into the match. I had to fight to save those break points early in the second set.

"It was a very good match until the end and I had to fight to serve it out."

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