Coric vs Auger Aliassime

Coric vs Auger Aliassime : Felix Auger Aliassime vs Borna Coric head to head stats and betting tips. Make a free bet now at the best odds with our virtual game & odds checker system.The match, to many fans, shaped up as one of tennis’ good guys vs. one of tennis’ bad guys.The good guy won the match Tuesday at the Miami Open, but there’s no doubt the so-called bad guy stole much of the attention with spectacular shots and some tantrums.

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This will be the first time that the two youngsters will face each other.

Coric Finds his Momentum in Miami
The 22-year-old Croat had a rather uneventful start to the season but he found his stride in Miami following a brilliant week.

Starting as the 11th seed, he first defeated Roberto Carballes Baena in three demanding sets. After that, he overcame Jeremy Chardy with a rather similar score before dispatching Nick Kyrgios.

This is Coric’s second such run this year, with the other one coming in ATP Dubai a couple of weeks ago. Over there, he made it as far as the semifinal before losing to Roger Federer. As for his run in other tournaments like ATP Marseille and the Indian Wells Masters, the Shanghai Masters runner-up lost his opening matches.

Felix – A Next Generation Star in the Making
The 18-year-old Canadian has had a better season so far in comparison to Coric. Despite starting on a rather slow note, he eventually moved on to reach the final in the Rio Open, where he lost to Laslo Djere.

He had a similar run in the Brasil Open too although that time, he made it as far as the quarters where he lost to Djere once again. After that, he played in Indian Wells where he reached the third round, not before upsetting Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Considering his performance in Miami, he made it to the main draw as a qualifier. Then, he defeated Casper Ruud in the opener following which, he defeated the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. After that, he met the likes of Hubert Hurkacz and Nikoloz Basilashvili, both of whom Felix defeated in straight sets.

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Coric will start this game as the favourite to win, given his experience and ranking on the tour. However, Felix has been really impressive over the last couple of weeks and can very well upset Coric. The young Canadian has an advantage that he is in a better form on the whole than the Croat. Plus, Coric hasn’t been that comfortable in Miami, with all of his matches going to three sets.

This will be a wild battle that can go either way.The 13th-ranked Croatian advanced to a quarterfinal vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

“Coric that is one of the most solid players on the tour from the baseline, super disciplined,” Auger-Aliassime said. “That (I) would have to, you know, find ways to create some space. Maybe finish the points at the net a little bit more.”

The quarterfinal puts pressure squarely on Coric’s shoulders facing the 18-year-old Canadian, who is the first qualifier since Guillermo Canas in 2007 to reach the Miami quarterfinals.

“It’s gonna be something new, definitely. I’m just really looking forward to it,” Coric said. “And also to see how I’m going to react on that, how I’m going to behave in that kind of situation, which I have been but not many times, especially at the big occasions, you know, in the quarterfinals of the 1000.

“So I need to prepare very well mentally. I need to be ready. I might not play my best tennis because of the pressure or because of this new kind of situation.”

Today, Coric briefly got caught up in Kyrgios’ game when he tried a rally tweener.

Incensed with that lapse and sloppy first-set play, the Croatian spiked his racquet to court twice.

That eruption helped him reset as he came back to hold serve to start the second set.

“That was the moment where I was really close of actually losing the match, because I was losing my composure,” Coric said. “I was not playing well. I was not serving well. I just kind of didn’t know what to do anymore.

“It got me back on my feet. I let go all of my frustrations, and I started to play better again. I started to serve better. I started to think, you know, more clear. So that was one of the turning points, definitely, yeah.”

Wearing nearly identical Nike outfits, Coric and Kyrgios were sartorial clones and stylistic opposites.

Coric invested intensity and urgency into every point like a cyclist attacking hills training for the Tour de France, while Kyrgios was a tennis version of Evel Knevel—soaring to heights seldom reached by others only to crash and burn smashing his racquet at one point and incurring a point penalty for dropping a few F-bombs in the final set.

In a recurring script, Kyrgios hit some mind-blowing shots, entertained the crowd, then grew ornery jawing with chair umpire Gianluca Moscarella and fan as his interested wane beneath a bright sun.

“Honestly, today, just a more disciplined player just won,” Kyrgios conceded afterward. “He’s an unbelievable competitor. He doesn’t give you any free points. He played solid.

“I just lost concentration. Kind of got a little bored in the second set, like my concentration just started veering off. Like, I was 40-15 up. I think it was maybe at 2-1 in the second. I started hitting, like, a Federer serve and stuff. I just lost a bit of concentration.”

Kyrgios conjured flashes of magic before degenerating into mayhem.

Federer vs Medvedev

Federer vs Medvedev : Roger Federer was set to Miami Open take the Federer vs Medvedev Hard Rock Stadium court for a round-of-16 match against  Daniil Medvedev when rain washed them out on Miami Open 2019 night in Miami Gardens, Florida. With Novak Djokovic losing to Roberto Bautista Agut Miami Open against Daniil Medvedev has been Federer vs Medvedev Tuesday.

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Roger Federer will take on Daniil Medvedev in the 2019 Miami Open tennis tournament today. The Swiss star made it into the fourth round as he beat Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3. The win means the tennis pro will move into the tournament’s last 16 and continue to aim for a fourth title in Miami. Federer converted just two of eight break points in the opening set but became more accurate as the match progressed.

In the end, the Swiss finished with 35 winners to 23 unforced errors.And today, the tennis icon will take on 23-year-old Medvedev, who he faced twice in 2018.The 37-year-old veteran won both clashes but Medvedev has left an impression on the three-time Miami Open champion.

The Russian, ranked 15th in the world, has played with what has been called an “unusual“ style, with Federer declaring Medvedev has been “very impressive” in the last months.I mean, at the end of the day, just playing with feel is not enough, will not be enough.

But if you combine it with the right sort of amount of power and being able to absorb pace, as well as redirect, you know, I think it’s absolutely possible.I’m not quite sure how much Medvedev falls in that category. You think he does. I’m not sure.

He plays from far back and can play in, as well, so there is some variety there, but other than that, he plays very flat, you know, for me.He’s clever how he, you know, plays the court, because he can play it up and down, and he’s unusual when he plays from back.

He plays more flat than actually loopy like what Thiem does or Rafa or Stan [Wawrinka] does. He plays it more flat from the back. It’s a bit of a different approach.Thankfully I played him last year twice in Basel and Shanghai. I’m looking forward to the game.

But I’m very impressed about his progress, you know. I must say the last year has been unbelievable for him.I think he’s won three tournaments in the last seven months or so, six months. Very impressive. Yeah, variety definitely has a place in our game and will always have.”

Tuesday features a mouth-watering roster of matches at the Miami Open presented by Itau, with all fourth-round clashes taking place at Hard Rock Stadium.

Top seed Novak Djokovic faces a stern test against No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Although the Serbian leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 7-2, Bautista Agut won their most recent clash this January at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and has prevailed in their past two hard-court matches. The 30-year-old has been in fine form this season, taking the title in Doha (d. Berdych) and reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open (l. To Tsitsipas).

Djokovic has been made to work in his first two matches this fortnight. The six-time Miami champion was pushed to a first-set tie-break against Bernard Tomic and dropped a set against Federico Delbonis. But the World No. 1 is at his best in the later stages of tournaments and will be eager to avenge his most recent loss to Bautista Agut.

Medvedev stretched Federer to three sets in Shanghai and has remained solid in his results. The Russian prevailed last month at the Sofia Open (d. Fucsovics) and started the season with a runner-up finish at the Brisbane International (l. Nishikori). But with only one win over a Top 10 player (Wawrinka, 2017 Wimbledon), a high-profile victory would bring the World No. 15 in the ATP Rankings to a new level in his career.

Other marquee matches on Monday include seventh seed and defending champion John Isner of the United States facing off against 19th seed Kyle Edmund of Great Britain, sixth seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa taking on Jordan Thompson of Australia, and eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece battling No. 20 seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada in an all-#NextGenATP clash.

Isner vs Bautista Agut

Isner vs Bautista Agut : John Isner and Roberto Bautista-Agut meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Miami Open. Roberto Bautista-Agut is coming off a three sets win over Novak Djokovic that took 28 games to decide. John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut ATP Miami Masters quarter-final match preview, predictions and betting.

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John Isner and Roberto Bautista-Agut meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Miami Open. John Isner is coming off a straight sets win over Kyle Edmund that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Isner won 81 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points. Isner won 74 percent of his total service points and won the two tiebreaks by a combined score of 14-8.

Isner has won all six sets this tournament and has combined for 53 aces. It’s pretty much been classic Isner in this tournament by serving at an elite level and grinding out his opponent in an eventual tiebreak. Isner hopes to make the semifinals of the Miami Open for the third time in his career and a Masters 1000 semifinal for the sixth time since 2016. Isner has won eight of his last 10 matches on outdoor hard court.

Roberto Bautista-Agut is coming off a three sets win over Novak Djokovic that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Bautista-Agut won 71 percent of his first serve points and 38 percent of his second serve points. Bautista-Agut won 57 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his seven break points.

Bautista-Agut showed great fight after dropping the first set 1-6, and he didn’t let poor games get to him, often taking control of the match right after being broken. Bautista-Agut is clearly a fighter, but it will be interesting to see how much he has left in the tank after playing two and a half hours of physical tennis. Bautista-Agut hopes to make the semifinals of a Masters 1000 for the third time in his career, his first in the Miami Open. Bautista-Agut has won four of his last six matches on outdoor hard court.

These two have played three times and Isner has won two of those matches. Bautista-Agut won the most recent match in Auckland of 2016. All three matches were decided in three sets.

Bautista-Agut deserves a lot of credit after beating Djokovic, but he has been a little iffy with his serve this tournament and his second serve is more than returnable, even for a guy like Isner. Speaking of Isner, he’s dominant on American soil and plays with an extra pep in his step. Isner is also back to serving at an elite level and any slip up from Bautista-Agut would be curtains. There’s also a possible fatigue factor for Bautista-Agut, who just played two and a half hours.

I’m going to side with Isner to make it back-to-back semifinal appearances in Miami. Tuesday features a mouth-watering roster of matches at the Miami Open presented by Itau, with all fourth-round clashes taking place at Hard Rock Stadium.

Top seed Novak Djokovic faces a stern test against No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Although the Serbian leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 7-2, Bautista Agut won their most recent clash this January at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and has prevailed in their past two hard-court matches. The 30-year-old has been in fine form this season, taking the title in Doha (d. Berdych) and reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open (l. To Tsitsipas).

Djokovic has been made to work in his first two matches this fortnight. The six-time Miami champion was pushed to a first-set tie-break against Bernard Tomic and dropped a set against Federico Delbonis. But the World No. 1 is at his best in the later stages of tournaments and will be eager to avenge his most recent loss to Bautista Agut.

Miami Open 2019

Miami Open 2019 : The 2019 Miami Open presented by Itaú is a current professional men and women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts that started on March 18, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.The Miami Open behins a new chapter in 2019 as it moves to a new home at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Seemingly on a roll after winning the Australian Open, Djokovic in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Tuesday afternoon More in Tennis.

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In what is usually one of his most successful stretches of the season, top-ranked Novak Djokovic fell short of expectations for the second time this month, losing, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, to No. 22 Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Tuesday afternoon.

After gaining a foothold in the match early in the second set, Bautista Agut endured a 40-minute rain delay before drawing level. After breaking for a 3-1 advantage, Bautista Agut dropped his serve but then broke Djokovic again immediately, extending his lead to 5-2 before the two traded holds to finish the match.

“The key of the match was at the beginning of the second set, no?” Bautista Agut said. “If I wanted to win the match, I had to be very close at the score. Otherwise Novak, when he gets an advantage, he plays really aggressive.”

Indeed, Djokovic had never previously lost a match at the Miami Open after winning the first set, a string of 41 matches.His advantage looked even more secure when he broke Bautista Agut in the first game of the second set, but Djokovic could not hold in the next game.

“I lost the momentum,” Djokovic said. “I lost the rhythm in the second set. I gave him a little room to step in, and he did. A little hope that he can come back, and he made a great comeback. But fault is on me, for sure. I had way too many opportunities that I wasted.”

Djokovic, a six-time champion in Miami, came into the tournament with little momentum, having lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round at Indian Wells, a tournament where he is a five-time champion.

The stumbles have come unexpectedly for Djokovic, who had appeared untouchable as he finished his run to a seventh Australian Open title in January, finishing off the major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal in the final.

Djokovic’s inability to dominate has been consistent with the parity on tour this season: The 19 ATP tournaments this season have each been won by a different man. While Djokovic is still a clear leader of the pack in the rankings, his leadership role off the court has perhaps hampered that status.
Djokovic, the president of the ATP player council, has spent these tournaments embroiled in a back room imbroglio over the ATP board’s contentious decision not to renew the contract of the chief executive, Chris Kermode.

Though Djokovic initially refuted a suggestion that those things had disrupted his play, he ultimately conceded that the distractions had been detrimental.“I just had way too many things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.”

It was Bautista Agut’s third win over Djokovic in 10 matches. He also defeated him in their most recent meeting in January, in the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Doha, Qatar.Bautista Agut converted 4 of 7 break point opportunities on Tuesday, compared with 4 of 13 for Djokovic.

“This kind of match I should not have lost,” Djokovic said. “So many opportunities. Just way too many wasted opportunities.”Novak Djokovic has conceded his off-court distractions played a part in his shock round of 16 exit at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut at the Miami Open on Wednesday.

The World No. 1’s pursuit of a record seventh Miami title ended in dramatic fashion as Bautista Agut recovered from a first set destruction to win 1-6 7-5 6-3 and book a place in the quarter-finals.

Tennis commentators were stunned at Djokovic’s struggles after motoring through the opening set.The Serb star went against his set routines to hold his press conference immediately after the loss — and he had plenty to say.

The ATP Player Council president even admitted the turbulent start to 2019, which saw former ATP Tour chief executive Chris Kermode sacked — and many commentators claim Djokovic’s prints were on the murder weapon — was getting to him.“Just way too many things off the court. I guess that affected me a little bit on the court,’ he said straight after his defeat.

Miami Open Tennis

Miami Open Tennis 2019 : Miami Open presented by Itaú is a current professional men and women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts that started on 2019.The sun was shining, the Miami Open favorites were winning,Roberto Bautista Agut in and then, the clouds set in, Djokovic lost his focus and unraveled.

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — In what is usually one of his most successful stretches of the season, top-ranked Novak Djokovic fell short of expectations for the second time this month, losing, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, to No. 22 Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Tuesday afternoon.

After gaining a foothold in the match early in the second set, Bautista Agut endured a 40-minute rain delay before drawing level. After breaking for a 3-1 advantage, Bautista Agut dropped his serve but then broke Djokovic again immediately, extending his lead to 5-2 before the two traded holds to finish the match.

“The key of the match was at the beginning of the second set, no?” Bautista Agut said. “If I wanted to win the match, I had to be very close at the score. Otherwise Novak, when he gets an advantage, he plays really aggressive.”Indeed, Djokovic had never previously lost a match at the Miami Open after winning the first set, a string of 41 matches.

His advantage looked even more secure when he broke Bautista Agut in the first game of the second set, but Djokovic could not hold in the next game.“I lost the momentum,” Djokovic said. “I lost the rhythm in the second set. I gave him a little room to step in, and he did. A little hope that he can come back, and he made a great comeback. But fault is on me, for sure. I had way too many opportunities that I wasted.”

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Djokovic, a six-time champion in Miami, came into the tournament with little momentum, having lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round at Indian Wells, a tournament where he is a five-time champion.

The stumbles have come unexpectedly for Djokovic, who had appeared untouchable as he finished his run to a seventh Australian Open title in January, finishing off the major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal in the final.

Djokovic’s inability to dominate has been consistent with the parity on tour this season: The 19 ATP tournaments this season have each been won by a different man. While Djokovic is still a clear leader of the pack in the rankings, his leadership role off the court has perhaps hampered that status.

Djokovic, the president of the ATP player council, has spent these tournaments embroiled in a back room imbroglio over the ATP board’s contentious decision not to renew the contract of the chief executive, Chris Kermode.Though Djokovic initially refuted a suggestion that those things had disrupted his play, he ultimately conceded that the distractions had been detrimental.

“I just had way too many things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.”It was Bautista Agut’s third win over Djokovic in 10 matches. He also defeated him in their most recent meeting in January, in the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Doha, Qatar.

Bautista Agut converted 4 of 7 break point opportunities on Tuesday, compared with 4 of 13 for Djokovic.“This kind of match I should not have lost,” Djokovic said. “So many opportunities. Just way too many wasted opportunities.”

ISNER ADVANCES; KYRGIOS LOSES The defending champion John Isner reached the Miami Open quarterfinals with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) win over Britain’s Kyle Edmund on Tuesday, while Nick Kyrgios, in a loss to Brona Coric, was given a point penalty for an audible obscenity.

Marc Stein’s NewsletterMarc Stein has covered Jordan. He’s covered Kobe. And LeBron vs. the Warriors. Go behind the N.B.A.’s curtain with the league’s foremost expert.The obscenity by Kyrgios, who produced perhaps the shot of the tournament early in his 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the 11th-seeded Coric, was apparently directed at a spectator. The penalty put him down a double break in the third set.

Up next for Coric will be a clash with Felix Auger-Aliassime, who beat No. 17 Nikoloz Basilashvili, 7-6(4) 6-4, to become the first qualifier to reach the last eight in Miami since Guillermo Canas in 2007. Auger-Aliassime, an 18-year-old Canadian qualifier, also became the first player born in the 2000s to reach a Masters quarterfinal.

Isner, known for his serve, fired 17 aces and won 81 percent of his first-serve points to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set through three matches in Miami. He will next face Bautista Agut. (REUTERS)

KVITOVA ATTACKER SENTENCED A man who stabbed the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday.Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno, Czech Republic.The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who pleaded not guilty to attacking Kvitova in December 2016 in her apartment in Prostejov.

Kvitova’s spokesman, Karel Tejkal, said she “respects the ruling of an independent court.”“She’s satisfied with the verdict because she identified the convicted person as the attacker,” Tejkal said.Zondra can appeal, and so can the prosecution. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Halep vs Wang

Halep vs Wang : Romanian tennis superstar, Simona Halep has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Miami Open. Halep will now face Wang Qiang. Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep could be heading for a climactic clash for Wang Qiang will move to No.15 or No.16. Simona Halep claimed her fourth successive win over Venus Williams to China’s Qiang Wang, who defeated compatriot Yafan Wang 7-5 6-4. Either Halep or Petra Kvitova could replace Naomi Osaka as world number

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Halep is contesting her fourth Miami quarter final in five years, and will match her best ever performance- a semi-final in 2015- if she gets past Wang. Should the Romanian go on to claim a maiden Miami title, she will regain the No. 1 ranking, overtaking Naomi Osaka at the zenith of the women’s game.

Amazingly, Halep still has not won a title since claiming the Rogers Cup in Montreal last August, and victory over Wang will take her to just her second semi-final of the season. The only other venue she’s made the last four in 2019 was in Doha, where she was runner-up to Elise Mertens.

The world No. 3 missed the end of last season due to a back injury, and didn’t return to until Sydney in the second week of 2019, losing to Ashleigh Barty in her comeback match, but while she’s got fitter and better since then, she has been lacking that extra edge to push her over the line. Halep lost a close one to Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open, she was edged out by Mertens in the Doha final, likewise by Belinda Bencic in the Dubai quarter finals, and by Marketa Vondrousova in the fourth round at Indian Wells.

She began her campaign at the Hard Rock Stadium with a routine win over Taylor Townsend, but she was taken the distance by Polona Hercog in the third round. Halep was second best through the first half of the match, and also struggled with a knee injury, for which she took a Medical Time Out in the opening set, but she dug deep and produced a strong finish to claim a 5-7 7-6 6-2 victory, moving past the Slovenian after two hours and 49 minutes.

The 27-year-old was back to her plain-sailing best against Venus Williams in the fourth round, easing through 6-3 6-3 to continue her recent dominance over the American. Williams had won the first three matches of her rivalry with Halep, but the Romanian has since taken over winning four in a row, all in straight sets, and not dropping more than three games in any of the eight consecutive sets.

Halep produced a competent serving performance, finding her mark with 73% of her first serves, and winning 75% of points behind the delivery. She also protected her second serve brilliantly, winning 9 of 13 points on her second serve. She got broken just once, while she broke Williams four times, three in the first set, and the solitary break in the second.

The reigning French Open champion now shifts her focus to China’s Wang, whom she meets for the second time in Wednesday’s quarter final.

Chinese No. 1, Wang took out compatriot Yafan Wang 7-5 6-4 to reach the quarter finals of the Miami Open for the first time. Wang had won just one match from.her previous two visits to Miami, against Donna Vekic in 2017, but she’s put together consecutive wins in 2019, beating Johanna Konta and Wang in straight sets. The 27-year-old received a hefty dose of luck along the way as Serena Williams withdrew from their scheduled third round meeting.

Wang was ranked outside the top 90 in mid-May last season, but she produced a terrific second half of the year to break into the top-20 for the first time. The Chinese claimed WTA titles in Nanchang and Guangzhou, made finals in Hong Kong and Zhuhai, and semifinals in Hiroshima, Wuhan and Beijing inna quite remarkable run of results. She ended the year at No. 21 in the world.

She hasn’t quite been able to reproduce that form this season- in fact, she has nit played much, with the Miami Open being just her fourth tour-level meet of the campaign. She opened the year with an opening round defeat to Alison Riske in Shenzhen, before going on to make the third round of the Australian Open, where she was beaten by Anastasia Sevastova. That result took her to a career-high ranking of No. 18- a position she has maintained since the end of January. Wang then proceeded to play the WTA 125K meet at Indian Wells, reaching the semi-finals, before losing to Bianca Andreescu in the fourth round of the Premier Mandatory version at Indian Wells.

Her Miami run has already been her best outing this season- can she go even further by taking out Halep in the last eight?

Halep won their only previous meeting 7-5 6-1 at Indian Wells last year, and the world No. 3 heads into their Miami reunion as a clear favourite. Wang doesn’t hit the ball with any great power, but instead relies on movement and placement to outmanuevre her opponents and work her way into winning positions. Problem for her is that Halep does that better than almost anyone else on the tour. There should be plenty of eye-catching rallies, but former world No. 1 should prevail in the end.