Kyrgios Continues Winning Ways In Miami
Karlovic, Goffin advance on Saturday
Nick Kyrgios continued his outstanding season on Saturday at the Miami Open presented by Itau, moving into the third-round with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Damir Dzumhur.
The 12th seed immediately went down a double break and trailed 0-3 in the opening set, but fought back to break Dzumhur three times and grab the early advantage. In a reversal of fortunes, Kyrgios went up 3-0 in the second set before eventually wrapping up the win in 63 minutes.
Kyrgios, currently No. 16 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, moves to 11-3 in 2017. His consistent season includes a quarter-final showing at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells, where he defeated World No. 2 and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth-round. He also defeated Djokovic en route to a semi-final showing in Acapulco (l. Querrey) and reached the final four in Montpellier (l. Tsonga).
Next up for Kyrgios is 17th seed Ivo Karlovic, who saved all four break points he faced to defeat Andrey Kuznetsov 7-6(4), 6-1. The Aussie leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-0.
Eighth seed David Goffin finished with a flourish to end the run of qualifier Darian King 7-5, 6-1. The Belgian won eight of the last nine games to move into the round of 32. Goffin is looking to match the success of his 2016 run in Miami, when he reached the semi-finals (l. Djokovic)
He’ll next play Diego Schwartzman, who continued his solid run in Miami by taking out 27th seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3. The Argentine remained in control throughout the match, breaking Ferrer five times to prevail in 76 minutes. Goffin and Schwartzman are even in their FedEx ATP Head2Head at 1-1.