Miami Open: Federer sails through to fourth round

Miami Open: Federer sails through to fourth round

Speaking of the new venue at Hard Rock Stadium, Federer told the ATP website: "It was definitely different, especially very different to Key Biscayne previous year".

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will look to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open when he faces in-form Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation in the last-16 of the tournament on Wednesday.

Roger Federer continued his quest for a fourth Miami Open crown after reaching the last 16, but Grigor Dimitrov crashed out.

Roger Federer is into the fourth round of the Miami Open after sealing a straight-set win over world number 103 Filip Krajinovic. "I have a lot of respect for those types of players who don't have the size, have to find a different way to win".

Federer missed a break point opportunity at 4-3, Albot then crashing home a victor to heap the pressure back onto the 37-year-old before brilliantly sealing the first set.

David Ferrer's 17th and final Miami Open campaign was ended by 28th seed Frances Tiafoe, who won 5-7 6-3 6-3.

After three comfortable service games apiece in the second set, Albot had a chance to move 4-3 ahead as Federer erred.

Federer will next face Serbia's Filip Krajinovic on Monday.

Kevin Anderson mixed 13 aces with just one double fault to seal a 6-4 7-6 (7-6) victory over Portuguese Joao Sousa earlier. I'm happy I got it out of the way. Then I was able to pull away.

Petra Kvitova, the world number 3, booked her place in the last eight, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-3 in a match which was held up for one hour and 40 minutes because of rain in South Florida.

Federer has admitted that he will be up for a real test in the next round against an in-form Daniil Medvedev.

Tsitsipas eased past Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-4 while Shapovalov ousted Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, is ranked a career-high No. 2 and will rise to No. 1 if she wins the title.

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