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Maimi Open 2018: Top stars suffer early defeat and how it will affect the ranking

Discussion in 'Tennis' started by Real Tosin, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Member

    The fifth largest tennis tournament in the world, the Maimi Open take place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, United States, from March 19 through April 1, 2018.
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    Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro made it through to the fourth round on Sunday with straight-set victories. fifth-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro is chasing his second ATP Masters title in as many weeks after defeating Japanese star Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-2. So also Second-seeded Marin Cilic also reached the fourth round with a 7-5 7-6 (7-4) victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

    It has claimed a lot of casualty including Novak Djokovic, Rodger Federer who has been on top from the beginning of the season where he won the Australian Open, he won at Rotterdam, last year, he won Wimbledon after returning from his break and was in the final against Juan Martín del Potro who defeated him in the in Indian Wells final last weekend. Martin del Porto has always been his nemesis.

    Juan Martín del Potro, he has defeated Federer in the US Open final before, he also defeated him in the US Open semi final last year he defeated him last weekend to stop his 17 match unbeaten run. And in the Miami open, Roger Federer lost to world number 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4).

    The World number 1 losing to number 175 in the world will make him lose his world number one spot to Rafael Nadal to see how complicated the seeding her. Rafael Nadal has not played because of injury but the one who's been playing will now lose his ranking because in the ranking system you have to defend points.

    Federer has announced he will miss the clay court season including the French Open which happens to be his most unfavored surface more also if Nadal fails to defend the points he garner when he won his clay court tournaments last year, which include a win at Barcelona, Monte Carlo, madrid and the Roland Garros. If he fails to win those tournaments or go far in them, he might lose the ranking to Federer who will not be playing until grass court Open either in Germany or London.
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    For the female category, defending champion Johanna Konta, who is British number one but ranked 14th in the world, secured a 6-2 6-1 victory over the Belgian world number 21 in 65 minutes. World number eight Venus Williams, came back in style and defeated 26-year-old world number 29 Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, after saving three match points winning 5-7 6-3 7-5.

    Fourth seed Elina Svitolina made her way through to the next round with a three-set victory over Daria Gavrilova 4-6 6-0 6-1, while sixth seed Jelena Ostapenko defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 7-6.

    Serena Williams had earlier lost to Naomi Osaka, but the surprise of the tournament is that the giant killer is also out. Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, it's very open both in the male and female category, nobody know who's going to win. You know who? Have a say, drop your comments below
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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
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