The Argentine tennis player Francisco Cerúndolo will face the Russian Karen Khachanov today for the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters 1000, a tournament that is played in parallel between the ATP and the WTA on a cement surface and will distribute prizes of $10,155,105.
closing itranked 31st in the world ranking of the ATPwill play not before 4:00 p.m. (Argentina time) against the Russian Khachanov (16), a rival with whom he faced only once and lost, last year in the second round of the Canadian Masters 1000 for a tight 7-6 (7-4), 5-7 and 6-3.
In the event of winning, the 24-year-old Argentine tennis player will play one of the semifinals of the tournament against the Russian Daniel Medvedev (5) or the American Christopher Eubanks (119), who will open the day at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
closing itwho defends in Miami the points he scored last year when he advanced to the semifinals, he puts in a great performance and strung together three straight wins against the American Alexander Kovacevic (102) by 6-4 and 6-4, the Canadian “top ten” Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) by 6-2 and 7-5 and the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (59) by 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2.
The top favorite of the men’s draw is the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (1), who successively defeated the Argentine Facundo Bagnis (100) by 6-0 and 6-2, to the Serbian dusan lajovic (76) 6-0 and 7-6 (7-5), and the American tommy paul (19) by 6-4 and 6-4.
alcarazwho defends the title he won in 2022, will play not before 8:00 p.m. against the American taylor fritz (10) in a quarterfinal match that should have been played yesterday but was prevented by rain.
In case of advancing to the semifinals, the 19-year-old Spaniard will meet the Italian Jannik Sinner (11), who yesterday beat the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (54) for a comfortable 6-3 and 6-1.
In the ladies box, without the polish Iga Swiatek (1), current champion who withdrew from the tournament due to injury, the candidates for the title is the Kazakh Yelena Rybakina (7), champion in the previous Masters 1000 played in Indian Wells.
Rybakina will play not before 9:30 p.m. against the American Jessica Pegula (3).
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