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Zverev and Evans among third day casualties; Norrie progresses

The day when the seeds are called into the action is the day that the upsets start and this proved to be the case on the third day of the Miami Open presented by Itau, a Masters level event, when six of the sixteen in action found themselves with a ticket out of the city.

I wasn't feeling very comfortable in the first set and I was making a lot of unforced errors. But slowly in the second I was starting to feel a bit better Emil Ruusuvuori

And the list included players fans will be disappointed to see leaving the fray – players who themselves must be questioning whether first round byes are worth the effort bearing in mind their opponents will have had time to familiarise themselves with the surface in match conditions.

Those seeds on this occasion were American Reilly Opelka (30), Britain’s Dan Evans (19), Germany’s Alexander Zverev (3), Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili (27), Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov (9) and Belgium’s David Goffin (8).

The biggest upset of the day was caused by the rising Finnish star Emil Ruusuvuori who, by defeating the third seed Zverev, recorded one of the biggest wins of his young career, and he did it with some style by not allowing the loss of the first set to distract him from his purpose.

The 21-year-old raised his game and adopted a more aggressive approach against the word No.7 to dominate the net which brought its rewards as he then swept through into the third round, 1-6 6-3 6-1 for his first win at Tour level over a top ten player.

The two-hour and five-minute contest saw 83rd ranked Ruusuvuori commit 36 unforced errors, with virtually half recorded in the first set, and converted four break points from 15 opportunities in the second and reeled off five consecutive games in the third.

“I don’t even know myself,” he said in explanation of the turnaround. “I wasn’t feeling very comfortable in the first set and I was making a lot of unforced errors. But slowly in the second I was starting to feel a bit better.”

Ruusuvuori faces his Swedish neighbour Mikael Ymer in his next match, the Swede having also pulled off his own Miami upset earlier in the day, advancing after a 6-3 4-6 6-4 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili, the Doha champion.

Dan Evans, the British No.1, suffered a similar scenario as the German by winning a very tight opening set only to fade over the next two and slip out of the first Masters event of the year, 7-6(5) 6-3 6-3 in one of the last matches of the day.

Cameron Norrie beats Grigor Dimitrov to make third round at Miami

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Earlier his compatriot and national No.2 Cameron Norrie, reached the third round at the expense of the word No. 16 Grigor Dimitrov, 7-5 7-5 in just over two hours handling the heat and humid conditions better than his Bulgarian opponent.

“The first set was such physical tennis and it maybe took it out of him,” the 25-year old left hander, who is poised to break into the top 50 in the coming weeks, said.

“I served well and I kind of toughed it out at the end. It’s a massive win for me so I’m really pleased.”

After edging the first set he went an early break up in the second, which was pulled back by Dimitrov. He broke again at 5-5 and made no mistake when serving it out.

After edging the first set he went an early break up in the second, which was pulled back by Dimitrov. He broke again at 5-5 and made no mistake when serving it out.

This was his sixth win over top twenty players and by ranking the second best of his career. It came after he defeated Italy’s Fabio Fognini last week in Mexico.

Norrie’s next opponent is American Taylor Fritz, the 22nd seed, who had a comfortable 6-2 6-2 Marcos Giron of the US.

Australia had two successes with James Duckworth and Alexei Popyrin who respectively comfortably ousted Reilly Opelka and David Goffin.

For the 29-year-old Duckworth, ranked 104, it was his first top-20 win of his career, a 6-3 6-1 achievement he sealed in 76-minutes, stunning the world ranked Belgian, Goffin with 22 winners and holding his own serve without having to face a break point.

And not to be outdone, the 21-year-old Popyrin fired 13 aces in his 65-minute victory and progress for a thirdround meeting with the top seed, Daniil Medvedev, who eased past Yen-Hsun Lu of Taipei, 6-2 6-2.

“Popyrin is a really great player,” Medvedev said of their forthcoming match-up. “I practised with him a lot during pre-season and I know that he can play some great tennis, so it will be a tough match.”

In other matches in the top half of the draw, Italy’s rising young star cruised into the third round with a 6-2 6-2 win over Frenchman Hugo Gaston after 63-minutes.

He set up a meeting with Russia’s Karen Khachanov, who broke serve five times in his 6-3 6-2 win over Yannick Hanfman of Germany.

Daniil Medvedev as the top seed, remains the man to beat in Miami

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