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Miami Tournament: Algarz and Medvedev book their place in the semifinals

Friday – 9 Ramadan 1444 AH – March 31, 2023 AD

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Top seeds Carlos Algarz and Daniil Medvedev booked their place in the semi-finals of the Miami Open tennis tournament today (Friday) after defeating the American team.
Taylor Fritz battled hard but could not match Alcarez’s form as the defending champion dominated and broke every set to win 6-4 6-2.
In a tough match between two players who reached the quarter-finals without losing a set, world number one Algaraz never slowed down and frustrated world number nine Fritz with several powerful blows.
Algarez (19 years old) said that last Wednesday’s match was postponed due to rain: “At the beginning of the match there was a bit of tension… It’s new for me to play against him. I have never faced him before… Of course, I am very happy that the game started without fail and with great energy. Breaking serve was key for me at the start.
If Algarz wins the title in Miami, he will become the eighth player to repeat the “Indian Wells” and Miami championships, known as the “Sunshine Double” given the location of the two tournaments in California. and Florida.
Algaraz would later go up 3-2 in a head-to-head clash with the Italian, losing to the Spaniard in the “Indian Wells” semi-finals with tenth seed Yannick Sinner.
Fourth-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev rose from the qualifiers to beat world No. 119 American Christopher Eubanks 6-3, 7-5 in a rain-curtailed fantasy match. To advance to the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time.

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