Miami Open: Roger Federer fights back to progress, Dan Evans knocked out

Briton Dan Evans, the current world number 97, was knocked out in the second round

British number three Dan Evans was knocked out in the Miami Open second round as Denis Shapovalov recovered from going a set down to progress.

Evans, the world number 97, took the opening set 6-4 before the 20th-seeded Canadian stormed the second 6-1.

The 19-year-old then saved two break points as he closed out the third 6-3 to win in two hours one minute.

Roger Federer came back from a set down to beat world number 46 Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 to reach the third round.

After winning Saturday’s first set, the 29-year-old Moldovan had to serve to stay in the second when he trailed 5-4.

But Swiss world number five Federer broke Albot to triumph 7-5 and force a third set.

Both Federer and Albot held their serves in the decider until the Swiss made the only break to serve for the match at 5-3, winning the first of two match points.

After defeating Briton Evans, Shapovalov will now meet Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who beat Croatia’s ninth seed Marin Cilic6-4 6-4.

Evans had only reached the main draw as a ‘lucky loser’ before beating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri to reach the second round.

Meanwhile, Swiss Stan Wawrinka suffered a surprise 7-5 2-6 7-6 (7) loss to 103rd-ranked Serb Filip Krajinovic, although Belgian world number 20 David Goffin beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-4 6-1.

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, 27, knocked out 37-year-old Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3, while Leonardo Mayer beat fellow Argentine Guido Pella and Portugal’s Joao Sousa progressed against American Steve Johnson.


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