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Tennis: Alcaraz sinks Monfils to sail into fourth round in Miami

After 1 hour and 13 minutes, the Spaniard secured the match, extending his win streak to eight victories.
12:25 AM Mar 27, 2024 IST | IANS
tennis  alcaraz sinks monfils to sail into fourth round in miami
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Florida, Mar 26:  The World No. 2 Carlos Alacaraz of Spain defeated tour veteran Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open as he took another step towards completing the coveted ‘Sunshine Double’.

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The Spaniard took control from the beginning, breaking the 37-year-old Frenchman’s serve twice to clinch the first set. During the second set, both players entertained the crowd with great rallies.

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After 1 hour and 13 minutes, the Spaniard secured the match, extending his win streak to eight victories.

Alcaraz now plays Lorenzo Musetti. The No.23 seed from Italy halted 21-year-old American Ben Shelton 6-4, 7-6(5). The Spaniard leads the head-to-head 2-1.

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Meanwhile, Karen Khachanov defeated Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(5), to advance to the Miami Open Round of 16 for the fourth time.

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