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Miami Masters: Khachanov moves into last 16, could face Tsitsipas next
Karen Khachanov beat Jiri Lehecka 6-2, 6-4 on Monday and will play the winner of the match between Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, in the next round
Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 14 seed, advanced to the last 16 of the Miami Masters by defeating Czech Jiri Lehecka 6-2, 6-4 at the Hard Rock Stadium on Monday.
Khachanov, ranked No 16, will face the winner of the match between Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, next.
It is the first time Khachanov has ever reached the fourth round of the Miami Open, having reached the third round twice previously and lost on both occasions.
In the previous round of the Miami Open, the Russian won against Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry (6-1, 3-6, 6-3).
Lehecka, ranked No 44, won against Argentinian Federico Coria (6-3, 6-4) and Italian Lorenzo Musetti, the No 18 seed (6-4, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.
Miami Masters, other third-round results (Hard Rock Stadium, hard, USD 8.800.000, most recent results first):
- Lorenzo Sonego vs. Frances Tiafoe
- Alex Molcan vs. Daniil Medvedev
- Christopher Eubanks vs. Gregoire Barrere
- Hubert Hurkacz vs. Adrian Mannarino
- Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Francisco Cerundolo
- Quentin Halys vs. Mackenzie McDonald
- Cristian Garin vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas: monday
- Botic van de Zandschulp (26) beat Casper Ruud (3): 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
- Jannik Sinner (10) beat Grigor Dimitrov (21): 6-3, 6-4
- Carlos Alcaraz (1) beat Dusan Lajovic: 6-0, 7-6 (5)
- Emil Ruusuvuori beat Taro Daniel (WC): 6-3, 7-6 (3)
- Andrey Rublev (6) beat Miomir Kecmanovic (29): 6-1, 6-2
- Taylor Fritz (9) beat Denis Shapovalov (24): 6-4, 6-4
- Holger Rune (7) beat Diego Schwartzman (31): 6-4, 6-2
- Tommy Paul (16) beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (20): 6-3, 7-5