Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, the world number one and defending champion, qualified for the fourth round of the 1,000-point Miami Open tennis tournament, after defeating Serbian Dusan Lajovic in two sets without return. In the third round, Alcaraz, who won the Indian Wells Championship last week, defeated Lajovic, ranked 76 in the world, by (6/0, 7/6) in an hour and 32 minutes. Alcaraz will meet, in the fourth round of the tournament, with American Tommy Paul, who defeated Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with two clean sets (6/3 and 7/5). Norwegian Casper Rudd, ranked fourth in the world and runner-up in Miami 2022, lost to Dutchman Bottic van de Zandschlop (6/3, 4/6, 4/6), while Russian Daniel Medvedev, ranked fifth in the world, qualified for the next round after his Slovak rival Alex withdrew. Mulkan due to a hip injury. Russian Andrei Rublev, ranked seventh in the world, also qualified by defeating Serbian Miomir Kismanovich in two sets without a response (6/1 and 6/2), and American Taylor Fritz, ranked tenth in the world, beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov in two sets without a response (6/4 and 6/6). 4), and Italian Janik Sinner, ranked eleventh in the world, beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in two sets (6/3 and 6/4).
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