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ATP Miami Masters draw: Stan Wawrinka top seed with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic out

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Stan Wawrinka is the top seed in Miami (Zimbio.com)

The draw for the Miami Masters is out, and the draw confirms the news that the world’s top two players, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, are absent with elbow injuries.

 

Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and the Swiss could face his compatriot Roger Federer or Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals. Kei Nishikori is the second seed, with Rafael Nadal a potential semi-final opponent. Milos Raonic makes his first appearance since withdrawing from the Delray Beach final with a hamstring injury. Gael Monfils is another absentee, but Robert Bautista Agut features despite withdrawing in Indian Wells last week.

There is a Scandinavian theme to the wildcards, as teenagers Casper Ruud and Mikael Ymer feature.

Full draw:

(1) Stan Wawrinka vs Bye

Gastao Elias vs Horacio Zeballos

Aleksandr Dolgopolov vs Malek Jaziri

Bye vs (31) Feliciano Lopez

(18) John Isner vs Bye

(WC) Thomaz Bellucci vs Stephane Robert

(WC) Casper Ruud vs Yen-Hsun Lu

Bye vs (16) Alexander Zverev

(12) Nick Kyrgios vs Bye

Damir Dzumhur vs Hyeon Chung

Denis Istomin vs Andrey Kuznetsov

Bye vs (17) Ivo Karlovic

(27) David Ferrer vs Bye

Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schartzmann

Qualifier vs Qualifier

Bye vs (8) David Goffin

(4) Roger Federer vs Bye

Qualifier vs Konstantin Kravchuk

Robin Haase vs (WC) Mikael Ymer

Bye vs (29) Juan Martin del Potro

(22) Sam Querrey vs Bye

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs (PR) Tommy Robredo

Bernard Tomic vs Qualifier

Bye vs Roberto Baustista Agut

(10) Tomas Berdych vs Bye

(WC) Andrey Rublev vs Florian Mayer

Qualifier vs Andreas Seppi

Bye vs (24) Gilles Muller

(32) Paolo Lorenzi vs Bye

Adrian Mannarino vs Qualifier

Marcel Granollers vs Borna Coric

Bye vs (6) Dominic Thiem

(5) Rafael Nadal vs Bye

Qualifier vs Dudi Sela

Adam Pavlasek vs Taylor Fritz

Bye vs (26) Philipp Kohlschreiber

(23) Steve Johnson vs Bye

(WC) Michael Mmoh vs Nicolas Mahut

Guido Pella vs Qualifier

Bye vs (9) Grigor Dimitrov

(13) Jack Sock vs Bye

Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jordan Thompson

Jiri Vesely vs (PR) Tommy Haas

Bye vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas

(28) Mischa Zverev vs Bye

Qualifier vs Kyle Edmund

Viktor Troicki vs Thiago Monteiro

Bye vs (3) Milos Raonic

(7) Marin Cilic vs Bye

Jeremy Chardy vs Facundo Bagnis

Fabio Fognini vs Ryan Harrison

Bye vs Joao Sousa

(21) Pablo Cuevas vs Bye

Martin Klizan vs Benoit Paire

Donald Young vs Dustin Brown

Bye vs (11) Lucas Pouille

(15) Pablo Carreno Busta vs Bye

Juan Monaco vs Federico Delbonis

Qualifier vs Jan-Lennard Struff

Bye vs (20) Gilles Simon

(25) Fernando Verdasco vs Bye

Qualifier vs Dan Evans

Kevin Anderson vs Qualifier

Bye vs (2) Kei Nishikori

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Novak Djokovic Thrashes Davidovich Fokina To Set Nishikori Showdown At Olympics

Novak Djokovic moved into the last eight at the Olympics where he will face Kei Nishikori next.

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Novak Djokovic’s bid for a historic gold medal continues after a convincing 6-3 6-1 victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

 

The world number one’s bid for the golden slam rolls on after a dominating straight sets win over the Spaniard.

Despite the win the top seed had to defend break points early on as Davidovich Fokina showed early signs of consistent aggression.

Davidovich Fokina’s all-round game was working effectively on return and the Spaniard managed to save two break points himself with some neat patterns of play.

However Djokovic eventually grinded out the break for a 3-1 lead as his defensive skills were too strong for the Spaniard.

After that the Spaniard did well to fend off Djokovic’s returning pressure as he maintained a good percentage of 1st serve points won.

However the Serb eventually served out the opening set in 47 minutes in a strong performance.

From there the Serb increased his level and intensity as he made Davidovich Fokina work harder than the first serve.

A flawless second set display was enough as Djokovic broke three times to seal his place in the quarter-finals.

The win means Kei Nishikori stands in Djokovic’s way of competing in a medal match as the Serb looks to win the one thing that has alluded his career and that is a gold medal.

Nishikori beat Ilya Ivashka to make the last eight after winning 7-6(7) 6-0 in just over two hours.

Alexander Zverev also went through to the Olympics quarter-finals with a straight sets win over Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The German will now face Jeremy Chardy in the last eight after the Frenchman ended Liam Broady’s run in Tokyo.

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Svitolina Beats Giorgi to Reach Semis in Tokyo

Elina Svitolina has guaranteed herself a medal match after beating Camila Giorgi in Tokyo.

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The world number six booked her spot in the final four after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy.

 

Elina Svitolina is into the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics almost guaranteeing herself a medal after beating the world number 61 and Italian in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 serving 6 aces and hitting 13 winners in the while Giorgi hit 32 unforced errors in the loss.

The Ukrainian went on the attack from the word play earning two breakpoints in the match’s opening game as the Italian seemed to get off to a slow start and she made her pay by getting the early break.

After consolidating the break the number four seed was hungry for more getting two more chances to break and breaking once more to go up a double break.

At 5-1 the Ukrainian had two set points but failed to convert and the Italian took advantage of it breaking back the very next game with a stunning forehand winner to get one of the breaks back.

The world number six eventually served out the first set and continued to ride the momentum into the second set where just like the beginning of the first set she broke in the first game and cruised from there.

At 3-1, she had three more chances to go up a double break once again and she earned it with a sublime forehand winner up the line before getting broken the very next game.

Despite giving one of the breaks back, Svitolina could serve out the match and will play Marketa Vondrousova in the last four.

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Ugo Humbert Pulls Off Tsitsipas Upset In Tokyo

Ugo Humbert stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Quarter-Finals at the Olympic Games.

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The Frenchman sent the Greek packing in a three-set battle that went over two hours on court.

 

Ugo Humbert booked his spot in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympic tournament after beating the world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in three sets 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 in two hours and 20 minutes hitting 34 winners in the win while his opponent hit 37 unforced errors in the loss.

After both players held their opening service games it was the Greek with the first chance to break and at the second time of asking he broke to take an early 2-1 lead.

The world number 28 had two chances to break back the very next game but the number three seed saved both and consolidated the break before going up a double break the very next game.

Tsitsipas served out the first set and going into the second set it was a very tight affair with neither player budging on their service games as the set was decided by a tiebreaker.

That’s where the number 14 seed jumped out to an early lead and that lead was enough for him to take the second set and force a deciding third set.

There was a bit of a scary moment for the world number three when on set point he seemed to roll his ankle and took a medical timeout to get it treated.

It was clear the injury was affecting him during the third and final set as after both players again held their opening service games it was the Frenchman with three breakpoints and got the early break.

In the next game, the number three seed had a chance to break back on go back on serve but the world number 28 did a good job saving it and consolidating the break.

After consolidating the break the Frenchman smelled blood and sensed the match was his for the taking and broke the Greek for a second time to love and at 5-2 there was a long back and forth game that lasted over 10 minutes.

Humbert finally converted on his fourth match point to book his spot in the quarterfinals and a date with the Russian Karen Khachanov.

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