Medvedev, Alcaraz Advance to Miami Open Quarterfinals

Medvedev, Alcaraz Advance to Miami Open Quarterfinals

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev and world number one Carlos Alcaraz cruised into the Miami Open quarterfinals with dominant victories on Tuesday. Medvedev overcame a slow start to defeat Dominik Koepfer 7-6 (7/5), 6-0, while Alcaraz dispatched Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-3.

Alcaraz, seeking the “Sunshine Double” after his triumph in Indian Wells, showcased his all-around brilliance against Musetti. Despite a crowd-pleasing rally where Musetti lobbed Alcaraz with a between-the-legs shot, the Spaniard responded with a “tweener” before ultimately losing the point.

Medvedev, despite expressing concerns over the rapid deterioration of balls, displayed his comfort with the conditions. After trailing 4-0 in the first set tie-break, he rallied to win all remaining games. He attributed Koepfer’s decline to the psychological impact of losing the tie-break.

In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz will face Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Hubert Hurkacz in a third-set tie-break. Medvedev will take on Nicolas Jarry, who upset seventh seed Casper Ruud.

Jannik Sinner of Italy also advanced to the last eight, overcoming Christopher O’Connell 6-4, 6-3. Sinner will face Tomas Machac, who defeated Matteo Arnaldi.

Hungarian Fabian Marozsan continued his impressive run, upsetting ninth seed Alex de Minaur. Marozsan will face Alexander Zverev, who crushed Karen Khachanov 6-1, 6-4.