Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Sports
1-min read

Fernando Verdasco Dumps Kokkinakis to Reach Miami Fourth Round

Fernando Verdasco dug deep to earn a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis on Monday to set up a fourth round clash against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta at the Miami Open

Reuters

Updated:March 27, 2018, 8:32 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Fernando Verdasco Dumps Kokkinakis to Reach Miami Fourth Round
File Image of Japan Warriors' Fernando Verdasco (Getty Images)
Loading...

Fernando Verdasco dug deep to earn a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis on Monday to set up a fourth round clash against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta at the Miami Open.

The 34-year-old fired down 13 aces to beat Kokkinakis, who had been full of confidence after stunning world number one and defending champion Roger Federer in the second round.

Verdasco, who reached the Miami quarter-finals in 2009 and 2010, rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third set and again from 3-0 down in the decisive tiebreaker before prevailing in a match that lasted nearly three hours.

Next up for Verdasco is Carreno Busta, who beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round for the first time.

"It's never easy," Carreno Busta, the 16th seed, said after his 78-minute match.

"And this is the first time that I've played on this court. But I feel really comfortable and I'm playing good. When you play with confidence it's easier."

Also reaching the fourth round were Kevin Anderson, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 winner over Karen Khachanov, Denis Shapovalov, who upset 11th-seeded Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and Nick Kyrgios, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Fabio Fognini.

In later third round action, Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych faces American Frances Tiafoe while German fourth seed Alexander Zverev will kick off the night session with a clash against Spanish 28th seed David Ferrer.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Madhav Agarwal
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results