Tuesday’s action-packed slate at the Miami Open presented by Itau will see the start and end of the fourth round, with eight high-stakes matchups. The top half of the draw resulted in a marquee match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz, as well as a tough test for world number 2 Daniil Medvedev against Jenson Brooksby. Defending champion Hubert Hurkacz will take on Lloyd Harris, while Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz will take on Miomir Kecmanovic for a spot in the quarter-finals of the second ATP Masters 1000 event of the year.

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[3] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) against. [14] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)

It was one of the shocks of the US Open 2021 when the unproven Alcaraz upset Tsitsipas in the third round. But the Spaniard backed up that fifth-set tie-break victory by reaching the quarter-finals in New York, and he went from there going strong, exploding into the Top 20 behind a pair of ATP titles. Tower (Umag, Rio de Janeiro).

Both men are in fine form for Tuesday’s rematch, as Tsitsipas looks to level his Head2Head ATP at one win apiece. The Greek outscored Alex de Minaur, 6-4, 6-3, to reach the last 16, while Alcaraz, who are yet to drop a set in Miami, were 6-4, 6-4 winners on Marin Cilic in third. round.

Tsitsipas is the highest ranked player, but Alcaraz have been more consistent this season at 13-2. The Greek, whose record is 17-6, moves up to No. 6 in ATP Race To Turin, thanks to his semi-final at the Australian Open and his race to the final of rotterdam.

“I will try to fight. He is a great player.” the Greek foresaw. “For me, it will be a big challenge to get out on the pitch. I like these kinds of challenges. I will put my soul out there and give my all.”

After their match at the US Open, Tsitsipas said he had “never seen someone hit the ball so hard”. On his second look, he will look to find the right game plan to cool the 18-year-old in Miami’s sluggish conditions.

[1] Daniil Medvedev vs. Jenson Brooksby (USA)

Medvedev and Brooksby will face off for the first time, with the American booking the showdown as he came from 0-4 up in the third set against Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday.

In an intriguing stylistic showdown, 6-foot-6 Medvedev and 6-foot-4 Brooksby will go head-to-head with their unique tennis markings. Expect plenty of variety and a fierce recovery from both men, although Medvedev is more than capable of taking the direct route into the points with a big serve and forehand. His opponent may not have that quick hitting ability, but he more than makes up for it with an impressive all-around game with few weaknesses.

Sitting at a career-high No. 39 in the ATP rankings, Brooksby already has experience against the game’s best on the biggest stages. He made Novak Djokovic match his unorthodox game at the US Open as he dominated the opening set of their fourth-round match, eventually falling in an entertaining four sets.

As for Medvedev, who went on to beat Djokovic in the final in New York, two more victories in Miami will see him overtake the Serb to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking with a semi-final.

[8] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) against Lloyd Harris (RSA)

Defending champion Miami overcame a pair of tricky matchups against Arthur Rinderknech and 29th seed Aslan Karatsev to kick off his 2022 campaign in South Florida, going three sets to pass Karatsev and reach the last 16. Unranked Harris also comes in hot on the heels of a three-set victory, coming on against Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday.

With no rest day for the top half of the draw, fitness could be a factor in this one.

Neither man has been able to maintain their peak form so far in 2022, with Hurkacz’s best result coming in a semi-final in Dubai and Harris failing to win a game so far. until he followed up a Davis Cup win with a three-set victory over Facundo Bagnis at Indian Goods.

Harris beat Bagnis again to open his campaign in Miami, but backed him up this time with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 12th seed Denis Shapovalov before beating Nishioka in three.

The winner of this match on the stand will face the winner of Medvedev against Brooksby.

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[11] Taylor Fritz (USA) vs. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)

Fritz and Kecmanovic will meet for the second time in 11 days after Fritz won a straight-set match in the quarter-finals of Indian Wells. Fritz showed no signs of slowing down after winning his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title, beating Mikhail Kukushkin and Tommy Paul to reach the fourth round as Miami’s 11th seed.

After his 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Paul, the American said his ankle was a little worse than after his first game in Miami, but “much, much better” than in Indian Wells.

As he prepares for his ninth game in just over two weeks, the 24-year-old is hoping to keep the momentum going.

“It’s tough,” he said. “Obviously my body feels it a bit, but I just think I’m playing well, my confidence is high, so I want to keep riding as much as possible – instead of the other way you can go, who’s satisfied and said, “Oh, I did really well this week, it’s okay if I don’t do as well next week.”

“I kept telling myself not to be satisfied doing well in Indian Wells. I want to do well here. I just want to take out that confidence and the good tennis that I’m playing and keep going.”

With Kecmanovic still in the hunt for his first tour-level title in 2022, the 22-year-old is a contender for a fourth consecutive quarter-final after deep runs in Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Indian Wells. The in-form Serbian also made the last 16 at the Australian Open, where he lost to Gael Monfils.

This series of results has Kecmanovic at No. 16 in ATP Race To Turin, while Fritz is sitting well at No. 3, behind only Rafael Nadal and Medvedev.

The winner here will face either Tsitsipas or Alcaraz in the quarter-finals.

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022

STADIUM start 12:00 p.m.
ATP- [Q] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) against. [2] A. Zverev (GER)
ATP- [1] D. Medvedev vs. J. Brooksby (USA)

Not before 3:00 p.m.
WTA- [22] B. Bencic (SUI) vs. [WC] D. Saville (Australia)

Not before 7:00 p.m.
WTA – N. Osaka (JPN) vs. [9] D. Collins (USA)

Not before 9:00 p.m.
ATP- [11] T. Fritz (USA) against M. Kecmanovic (SRB)

Departure GRANDSTAND 11:00 a.m.
ATP- [6] C. Ruud (NOR) vs. [10] C. Norrie (GBR)
ATP- [WC] N. Kyrgios (AUS) against [9] J. Sinner (ITA)
ATP – F. Cerundolo (ARG) vs. [28] F. Tiafoe (USA)
ATP – L. Harris (RSA) vs. [8] H. Hurkacz (POL)
ATP- [3] S.Tsitsipas (GRE) against. [14] C. Alcaraz (ATP)

BUTCH BUCHHOLZ departure 11:00 a.m.

ATP – R. Bopanna (IND) / D. Shapovalov (CAN) vs. [6] W. Koolhof (NED) / N. Skupski (GBR)

Not before 12:00 p.m.
WTA – K. Flipkens (BEL) / S. Mirza (IND) vs. E. Alexandrova / Z. Yang (CHN)

Not before 2 p.m.
WTA- [1] V. Kudermetova / E. Mertens (BEL) against A. Rosolska (POL) / E. Routliffe (AUS)

After a proper rest
ATP- [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) / N. Kyrgios (AUS) vs. [3] M. Granollers (ESP) / H. Zeballos (ARG)
ATP – S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) against F. Delbonis (ARG) / Ma. Gonzalez (ARG)