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Miami Masters: Paul beats Spaniard for 12th time in a row, could run into Alcaraz in fourth round

The American will play the winner of the match between Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed, and Serb Dusan Lajovic in the next round

Tommy Paul at the 2023 Toronto Masters Image Credit: AI/Reuters/Panoramic
Miami Open presented by Itau •Third round • completed
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American Tommy Paul, the No 16 seed, moved into the fourth round of the Miami Masters by winning against Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the No 20 seed, 6-3, 7-5 at the Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

This was the American’s 12th win over a Spaniard in the last 12 matches

Paul, ranked No 19, will play the winner of the match between Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the world No 1 and top seed, and Serb Dusan Lajovic next.

In the previous round of the tournament, the American edged out Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (5-7, 6-3, 6-4).

Davidovich Fokina, ranked No 25 in the world, beat American Brandon Nakashima (6-4, 7-6 (5)) in the second round of the Miami Open.

Miami Masters, other third-round matches (Hard Rock Stadium, hard, USD 8,800,000)

  • Casper Ruud vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Cristian Garin vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Karen Khachanov vs. Jiri Lehecka
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Frances Tiafoe
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Francisco Cerundolo
  • Alex Molcan vs. Daniil Medvedev
  • Quentin Halys vs. Mackenzie McDonald
  • Christopher Eubanks vs. Gregoire Barrere
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Adrian Mannarino
  • Jannik Sinner vs. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Taro Daniel
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Andrey Rublev
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Denis Shapovalov
  • Diego Schwartzman vs. Holger Rune

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