Miami Open: Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth round

first_imgMiami Open: Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth roundRoger Federer, who needed three sets to beat Albot on Sunday, came up with a clinical performance against Filip Krajinovic in his third round match at the Masters 1000 tournament on Monday. advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 10:17 IST Roger Federer has been in fine form in the Sunshine tournaments (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer defeated Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 in the third round matchFederer will face Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of Miami OpenKevin Anderson outclassed Joao Sousa with his booming serves in their 3rd round match on MondayRoger Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and Kevin Anderson’s booming serve proved too much for Joao Sousa as they advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Monday.Serb Krajinovic broke Federer to jump to an early 2-1 lead and it looked like an upset could be in the works against the 20-times Grand Slam champion.But fourth seed Federer broke back in the next game and seized the momentum when he blasted a cross-court forehand winner to break Krajinovic again and take the first set.The Swiss coasted after that, thanks to an overpowering serve that Krajinovic struggled to read.Federer puts behind Indian Wells disappointmentFederer, 37, said he had already put his loss to Dominic Thiem in the BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells last week behind him.”Nowadays I am able to flush it out quickly. I was the worst at it when I was a teenager… right after it was all over I would cry and be so sad and disappointed,” he said.”I wasn’t an angry person really, it just broke my heart.”Nowadays I feel like ‘look, I gave it all I had’. Thiem came up with the goods, I maybe didn’t. That’s it, it’s over.”Next up for Federer is Russian Daniil Medvedev after the 13th seed defeated American qualifier Reilly Opelka 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 7-6(0) in a match that included 41 total aces.Another big server, Anderson had 13 aces of his own with just one double-fault to seal a 6-4 7-6(6) victory over Portuguese Sousa earlier in the day.advertisementThe towering South African sixth seed, showing no ill-effects from the arm injury that hampered him earlier this year, will be a heavy favourite when he faces unseeded Australian Jordan Thompson, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-5.Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov dispatched 21-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3 7-6(5) in the pair’s first career meeting as the sun set on a warm Florida evening.Next up for Shapovalov is a mouthwatering clash with another fellow young gun, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas.The Greek world number 10 was never broken on his way to a 6-4 6-4 win over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the night session.American Frances Tiafoe battled back to defeat Spain’s David Ferrer 5-7 6-3 6-3 to earn his spot in the fourth round, where he will face another defensive specialist, Belgian David Goffin.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Miami Open 2019Follow Kevin Andersonlast_img

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