Kyrgios to face Baghdatis in Miami Masters

Kyrgios to face Baghdatis in Miami Masters

Nick Kyrgios will open his Miami Masters campaign in a career-first clash with veteran Marcos Baghdatis.

Seeded 24th, Kyrgios secured a first round bye while world No.40 Baghdatis blasted his way into the second round match up with a 6-4 6-4 win over Benjamin Becker on Thursday.

Cypriot Baghdatis compiled 26 winners, twice the number of his opponent, and broke the German’s serve three times.

Kyrgios and first day winner Sam Groth were joined in the second round by fellow Australian John Millman, who crushed world No.53 ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 in just over 80 minutes to book a clash with 32nd seed Pablo Cuevas of Argentina.

Groth will face Austrian young gun Dominic Thiem in his second round match.

In other matches Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan posted his first win of the year, and it took him nearly three hours to do so as he beat Croat teen Borna Coric 4-6 7-5 7-5.

The world number 76 plays world No.2 Andy Murray in the second round.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic, coming off victory at Indian Wells, and world No.3 Roger Federer, who has missed almost two months with a knee injury, take to the court on Friday.

Federer meets the man who beat him in the 2009 US Open final, Juan Martin del Potro, while top seed Djokovic faces Briton Kyle Edmund.

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