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Zverev upsets top seed

Alexander Zverev provided a major upset at the Miamo Open Masters when he ousted the top seed and world No3, Stan Wawrinka, out of the tournament in the fourth round.

I felt like he was the one controlling all the points all the time, so I had to change that

The young German teenager, seeded 16, toppled the the tournament favourite and increase his record against the Swiss star to 2-0 to make his first Masters 1000 appearance!

He won 4-6 6-2 6-1 taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by a seemingly tiring opponent whom was celebrating his 32nd birthday.

Š—“I had one bad game to start the second set and then it was tough for me,Š— Wawrinka, admitted. Š—“I donŠ—Èt know. I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out. I had no more energy.Š—

He added, Š—“For sure itŠ—Ès a disappointing match. I think the level was quite up and down. We were both fighting a little bit in the first set to find a good level. It was really humid, not easy to play some great tennis.Š—

The 19-year-old victor who saved four of five break points and won 75 percent of his service points, commented: Š—“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.Š—.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori all advanced to the quarter-finals on expected but Federer, who won the Indian Wells Masters just over a week ago, was tested by the Spaniard Robert Bautista Agut, seeded 14, before emerging the 7-6(5) 7-6(4) winner.

Š—“It was a different kind of match,Š— said the in-form Federer, who has also won the Australian Open this year. Š—“It wasnŠ—Èt the big-serving match where youŠ—Ère only going to see so many looks, you know, so when you miss chances you always feel a bit frustrated sometimes.Š—

Reflecting on the match, Federer added: Š—“I thought Roberto did a good job of making shots, staying offensive when he could, fending off a lot of good shots that I hit, Then it was tough. The sun was coming from the side in the beginning so itŠ—Ès hard to chase the lines.Š—

Nadal beat FranceŠ—Ès Nicolas Mahut 6-4 7-6(4) in a tightly fought contest and will face American Jack Sock who comfortably beat his compatriot Jared Donaldson 6-2 6-1.

The Spaniard, chasing his first Miami title, is expecting a tough contest with Sock.

Š—“HeŠ—Ès a very aggressive player, very powerful player, big serve, big forehand, and a good backhand too. He plays quickly with his backhand.

Š—“So I need to play aggressive. ThatŠ—Ès the only way. If I let him play in a comfortable position it was going to be impossible for me. So I need focus with my serve, but at the same time I need to be aggressive,Š— said Nadal.

In other matches the Czech Tomas Berdych, the 10th seed, beat FranceŠ—Ès Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5, while second-seed Nishikori, of Japan, survived second-set scare against Argentine Federico del Bonis before progressing 6-3 4-6 6-3.

Nishikori, who lost to Novak Djokovic in last yearŠ—Ès Miami final, will face the unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini, who defeated American Donald Young 6-0 6-4.

Nick Kyrgios, seeded 12, is also through following his 7-6(5) 6-3 win over BelgiumŠ—Ès David Goffin and will face Alexander Zverev in what should be an intriguing match between the two young stars.






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