Swiss overcomes hard hitting Agut, top seed Wawrinka ousted
MIAMI Nick Kyrgios.
“One bad game to start the second set and then it was tough for me,” Wawrinka told reporters.
“I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out. I had no more gas.”
Zverev played more aggressively after dropping the first set and the German prospect improved to 2-0 against Wawrinka.
“I had to be aggressive. I felt like he was the one controlling all the points all the time, so I had to change that. It worked out well for me,” Zverev said.
The last eight match against the 12th seeded Australian brings the pair together for the second time in two weeks, after Kyrgios won their previous encounter in Indian Wells.
Big-serving Kyrgios looked ominous as he warmed up for the match by not dropping serve in a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory over Belgian eighth seed David Goffin
All the top seeds had competitive matches on Tuesday, with Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori taken to three sets before ousting Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Fifth seed Rafa Nadal won in straight sets, but had to work hard to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Next up for Nadal is American Jack Sock, while Nishikori meets Italian Fabio Fognini. Reuters point — and was broken four times to fall behind in 28 minutes.
Mirjana eventually found her serving range and built a 4-2 lead in the second set but Karolina relied heavily on her forehand and court movement to get out of trouble, winning four consecutive games to close out the match.
“I played much better here than I was playing (in Melbourne),” Karolina told reporters. “Also, the conditions here are different, and she was playing better tennis there because it was faster. It suited her better in Australia.”
Caroline, already a two-time finalist this year, was her typical tenacious self against Lucie, scurrying for every ball to earn another tilt at Karolina, who won in straight sets when they met in the Doha final last month. Reuters
Roger Federer in action against Roberto Bautista Agut in the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Florida on Tuesday.