Dimitrov Ends Alcaraz’s Sunshine Double Dream: Zverev and Rybakina Advance to Miami Semifinals

Alcaraz came to Miami as the winner of the 1000 tournament in Indian Wells and had only played 15 games in his first three games. However, he quickly had to bury his hopes of becoming the first player since Roger Federer in 2017 to win the “Sunshine Double” against Dimitrow. It was the second defeat against the 32-year-old in a row after last year’s Masters in Shanghai.

“He played great tennis, almost perfect. I couldn’t find any solutions, no ways to make him uncomfortable on the pitch. It was a great game for him,” said Alcaraz after the match, which lasted 1:33 hours. “I might have had to change my game earlier, but I actually played quite well. Now I’m still frustrated because he made me feel like I was 13 years old. I told my team I don’t know what to do. I don’t know his weaknesses, I don’t know anything.”

AP/Marta Lavandier Grigor Dimitrov showed a strong performance in the quarterfinals

Zverev with slight starting difficulties

The 26-year-old Zverev had slight problems at the beginning with the outsider Marozsan, who was two years his junior, but the Olympic champion didn’t show any weakness and converted his first match point after 1:37 hours. “I love Miami, I’ve always said that. I’m happy to get this far in a tournament again and play against the best in the world,” said Zverev. “I’m looking forward to the next challenge.”

Zverev marches into the Miami semifinals

Alexander Zverev prevailed against Fabian Marozsan at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The German easily defeated the Hungarian in two sets and will now face the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrow, who took the Spanish favorite Carlos Alcaraz out of the tournament.

Dimitrow and Zverev last faced each other in September last year at a tournament in Chengdu, China, when Zverev won in the semifinals. He has won seven of the eight duels with Dimitrow so far. The Bulgarian is in a semi-final for the fourth time this year; if he beats Zverev he would move up from twelfth place in the world rankings to the top ten.

In the second semi-final, defending champion Daniil Medvedev from Russia will face Italian Jannik Sinner. Sinner, who has already won the Australian Open and Rotterdam this year, defeated the Czech Tomas Machac 6:4 6:2 in the quarterfinals, Medvedev prevailed against the Chilean Nicolas Jarry 6:2 7:6 (9/7).

Finale Collins – Rybakina

The women’s final has been decided, where the American Danielle Collins and Jelena Rybakina from Kazakhstan will meet on Saturday. The unseeded Collins easily defeated Jekaterina Alexandrova (RUS/14) 6:3 6:2. Rybakina, seeded fourth, had more trouble with Viktoria Asarenka (BLR/27) and won 6:4 0:6 7:6 (7/2). Like last year, Rybakina is in the final, when she was defeated by the Czech Petra Kvitova in two sets.

IMAGO/Geoff Burke Jelena Rybakina is still one win away from the title

Against Asarenka she was able to score points with her serve, but had problems taking advantage of her chances as a receiver. She only used two of eleven break points. “It was a tough fight. It was difficult, but I knew I would fight until the end,” said Rybakina after the 2:33 hour game. The 24-year-old has already won the tournaments in Brisbane and Abu Dhabi this year, and she also won the last three duels with Collins.

ATP 1000 tournament in Miami

(USA, 10.659.033 Dollar, Hardcourt)

Semifinals: Alexander Zverev (GER/4) Grigor Dimitrow (BUL/11) -:- -:- Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) Daniil Medvedev (RUS/3) -:- -:- Quarterfinal tableau: Grigor Dimitrow (BUL /11) Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/1) 6:2 6:4 Alexander Zverev (GER/4) Fabian Marozsan (HUN) 6:3 7:5 Daniil Medvedev (RUS/3) Nicolas Jarry (CHI/22) 6: 2 7:6 (9/7) Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) Tomas Machac (CZE) 6:4 6:2

WTA 1000 tournament in Miami

(USA, 8.770.480 Dollar, Hardcourt)

Semifinals: Danielle Collins (USA) Jekaterina Alexandrova (RUS/14) 6:3 6:2 Jelena Rybakina (KAZ/4) Viktoria Asarenka (BLR/27) 6:4 0:6 7:6 (7/2) Quarterfinals Tableau: Jekaterina Alexandrowa (RUS/14) Jessica Pegula (USA/5) 3:6 6:4 6:4 Danielle Collins (USA) Caroline Garcia (FRA/23) 6:3 6:2 Jelena Rybakina (KAZ/4) Maria Sakkari (GRE/8) 7:5 6:7 (4/7) 6:4 Viktoria Azarenka (BLR/27) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7:6 (7/4) 1:6 6:3
2024-03-29 10:52:30
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