Miami Masters 1.000, day 5, LIVE: Schwartzman wants to sanction his good debut against the Danish Rune

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Reassert the set up and continue to reunite with his best tennis. Beyond the results, the Argentine diego schwartzmann (38th in the world ranking) this Sunday he will face the Dane Rune Holger (8th) with the aim of sanctioning last Friday’s good performance in the debut of the Miami Masters 1,000on a hard surface. It will be from 1:15 pm, with ESPN television.

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The tennis player from Buenos Aires began his participation in the second stage of the competition with a victory over the Chinese Yib Wu (64th) for 7-6 (1) and 6-1. Now it will be their turn to confront a rival they have never faced before and thus inaugurate the story between the two on the professional circuit.

In case of moving on to the next instance, Schwartzman will meet the winner of the duel in which the American will also be the protagonist this Sunday Taylor Fritz (10th) and the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (30º).

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Fran Cerúndolo, the only Saturday

Francis Cerundolo advanced to the third round of the Miami Masters 1000, which is played on hard courts and features $8.8 million in prize money, beating the American 6-4, 6-4 Alexander Kovacevic, on a Saturday that had the defeats of Sebastian Baez AND Thomas Etcheverry.

In the match that opened the day on court 7 of the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, Cerúndolo, 24 years old and 31st in the ATP ranking, got away with it from the start against an opponent of the same age and 102nd in the world ranking.

After failing to play in the first round thanks to his top seed status, Cerúndolo made a decisive first step in a contest that saw him as a semi-finalist last year (he lost to Norway’s Casper Ruud). His next opponent will be the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (6th) who beat the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (81st) in a balanced match that ended in two tie breaks 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (8).

Who did not have the same luck on court 7 was the native of Buenos Aires Sebastián Báez (33rd), who in his debut lost against the Chilean Cristian Garín (82nd), against whom he had a positive record of two victories in as many games.

On court 1, Tomas Martín Etcheverry (73rd) from La Plata, who started with a victory over the Russian Pavel Kotov (117th), was defeated by the Russian Karen Khachanov (16th) 1-6, 6-3 and 3 -6.

The Miami tournament will be held until April 2 with the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz reigning champion and world number one and without Rafa Nadal or the Serbian Novak Djokovic, absent due to his refusal to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Source: Clarin

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