Australia’s Alexei Popyrin makes a powerful begin in Miami, overcoming world No.64 Feliciano Lopez in straight units. James Duckworth and Storm Sanders have additionally superior to the second spherical.
Alexei Popyrin has made a successful begin to his Miami Open marketing campaign, scoring a straight-sets victory in opposition to Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez.
The 21-year-old Australian recorded a 6-4 7-6(4) win in opposition to 39-year-old Lopez within the first spherical of the ATP 1000 match. Popyrin gained all three break factors he earned within the 82-minute match.
“It was a really tough match,” Popyrin advised ATPTour.com. “Feli is a really powerful participant. He has an unbelievable serve, so once I had my probabilities to interrupt I used to be placing all of my concentrate on the break factors. There was no rhythm within the match, so not many rallies, however I’m proud of the way in which I used to be mentally. There have been a few shaky moments right here and there, however I hung in to win.”
Popyrin, who’s at the moment ranked No.86, now faces American Reilly Opelka within the second spherical. It is going to be his first profession assembly in opposition to the No.30 seed.
James Duckworth additionally moved into the second spherical, successful a three-set battle in opposition to German qualifier Mischa Zverev.
The 29-year-old Aussie scored a 6-2 4-6 6-4 victory to arrange a second-round showdown with No.8 seed David Goffin. It equals Duckworth’s career-best end in Miami, having additionally made the second spherical in 2015.
Storm Sanders scored her first singles win at WTA 1000 degree, overcoming Italian qualifier Elisabetta Cocciaretto in three units.
— wta (@WTA) March 25, 2021
Sanders served for the match at 6-1 5-3, however then misplaced 4 consecutive video games to an opponent ranked 89 locations greater. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old Australian wildcard bounced again strongly within the third set to safe victory after one hour and 53 minutes on court docket.
Australian Open 2021 quarterfinalist Jessica Pegula awaits Sanders within the second spherical.
Aussies in motion – Miami
Males’s singles, first spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-4 7-6(4)
James Duckworth (AUS) d [Q] Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Girls’s singles, first spherical
[WC] Storm Sanders (AUS) d [Q] Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 6-1 5-7 6-1
Males’s singles, first spherical
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v Joao Sousa (POR)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Federico Delbonis (ARG)
[Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [Q] Shintaro Mochizuki (JPN)
Males’s singles, second spherical
 Alex de Minaur (AUS) v TBC
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v  Reilly Opelka (USA)
James Duckworth (AUS) v  David Goffin (BEL)
Girls’s singles, second spherical
 Ash Barty (AUS) v [Q] Kristina Kucova (SVK)
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v  Naomi Osaka (JPN)
[WC] Storm Sanders (AUS) v  Jessica Pegula (USA)
Males’s doubles, first spherical
Luke Saville (AUS)/Oliver Marach (AUT) v Kevin Krawietz (GER)/Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
Girls’s doubles, first spherical
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) v  Timea Babos (HUN)/Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)
Ash Barty (AUS)/Jennifer Brady (USA) v Lucie Hradecka (CZE)/Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Storm Sanders (AUS)/Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) v Vania King (USA)/Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
[WC] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)/Heather Watson (GBR) v Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)/Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK)