Miami Open 2021: Medvedev and Sisipas both advanced to the quarter-finals, with Medvedev (10,030 instant points) becoming the first ATP player to break the 10,000-point mark after the Big Four. The four American players, only 2000 young Koda passed, and eliminated Schwarzman, Isner, Tiafu and Fritz all out, among which Isner has dropped out of the Top30 for the first time in nearly nine and a half years.
Miami Open: Dmitri Medvedev will break 10, 000 in ATP rankings
The tournament's top seed Medvedev did not cramp again, 6-4/6-3 in straight sets out of the local player Tiafu, the first time in this tournament to reach the last eight. Medvedev's quarterfinal opponent is Agut. Agut saved a match point in the deciding set to beat 2018 champion Isner of the United States 6-3/4-6/7-6 (7). Isner's streak of 11 tie-break wins at the tournament ended, taking eight straight defeats against Top15 players since beating Monfils at the 2019 Chinese Open. Next week, Isner's latest world rankings will drop out of the top 30 for the first time since August 2011.
In addition to Tiafu and Isner, Fritz was eliminated after coming back from a set win to lose 7-6 (5), 3-6, 4-6 to Kazakhstana Boublik, who hit 23 Aces in the final eight of the Masters for the first time. Bubrik will face 19 - year - old Italian star of the future Sinna for a semi-final. Sinna won the round 6-3/6-2 against Russuvori from Finland.
Another child of 2000, American Koda knocked out Schwarzman 6-3/4-6/7-5 in three sets, his first career win over a Top10 player and also his first Masters quarterfinal. Kodak will next face Lublev, who broke both sets in the fifth set today against former Grand Slam champion Marin Cilic before beating the Croatian 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 for only the second time since 2019 in Cincinnati.
Another player heading for a second Masters quarterfinal at Miami 2021 will be Anatoly Hulkac, the Pole who knocked out Anatoly Raonic 4-6/6-3/7-4 (4) today to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2019 at Indian Wells. Hulkacs will face Greece's Sisypas, who has reached the quarterfinals of the men's singles for the first time in Miami. Sisypas, the last player to reach the quarterfinals, knocked out Italy's Sonego 6-2/7-6 (2) today.
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