Stefanos Tsitsipas advances through Miami Open while Thanasi Kokkinakis sees early exit

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Stefanos Tsitsipas has defeated Damir Dzumhur to reach the Miami Open fourth round while Greek Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis suffered a defeat to Márton Fucsovics.

Tsitsipas showcased his court coverage skills and dictated rallies with his forehand throughout the second-round match. The second seed, who hit 10 of his 18 winners on his forehand side, rushed his opponent and committed just nine unforced errors.

“I created a lot of opportunities with my serve — I wasn’t rushing at all, finding the right angles and executing it perfectly,” Tsitsipas said. “Even with my second serve I felt like I did a lot of damage, not giving him a chance to press first and apply pressure with his shots.”

Tsitsipas will next face No. 28 Kei Nishikori, who outlasted Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4.

Meanwhile, Kokkinakis pushed 29th-seeded Marton Fucsovics past the three-hour mark but ultimately succumbed 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4.

A rain delay during the second set did little to dampen the level of tennis as both players managed to hold serve until the fifth game of the deciding set.

Kokkinakis cracked first but drew level when he broke back to level the score at 4-4.

However, Fucsovics was not to be denied and he broke serve again before closing it out on his second match point.

Sourced By: ATP

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