Rain was the winner on Wednesday limiting the men’s schedule to just one match at the quarter final stage of the Miami Masters, preventing the top-seeded defending champion Carlos Alcaraz from progressing in his aim to become the eighth male player to win the ‘Sunshine Double’ and remain at the top of the world rankings.
Even the match that was played suffered rain interruptions leaving the organisers with a busy schedule on Thursday in the hope – weather permitting – to get back on track.
So the only player through to the semi-finals is Italy’s Jannik Sinner, a former finalist, who took out Finland’s rising star, the 24 year-old Emil Ruusuvuori comfortably, 6-3 6-1.
Sinner lost a total of nine points on serve and saved the lone break point he faced during the 75-minute encounter as he maintained his unbeaten record in five meetings with the Finn.
“We both played well today but I won the important points,” Sinner said on reaching his second semi at the Hard Rock Stadium, and the 16th of his of his career.
“It’s never easy when you are up and you get interrupted, but I came back and played well.”
On Thursday, the other three quarter finals will be contested with the delayed Carlos Alcaraz match-up with the local boy Taylor Fritz dominating the schedule, plus Daniil Medvedev against American qualifier Chris Eubanks and another Russian, Karen Khachanov facing former semi-finalist Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina.