The day nine of the 2017 Miami Open saw an upset as German Alexander Zverev saw off Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the biggest talking point of the day.
The 19 year old beat the Swiss 2-1 after losing the first set to claim a 4-6 6-2 6-1 win to set up a clash with Briton Nick Krygios who saw off David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 .
Stan Wawrinka has never won the Miami Open and his exit means he needs to fight again next year if he is to have a silverware at Miami.
Rafael Nadal also came from behind to beat Nicolas Mahut of France to reach the quarter finals while Rodger Federer make it 16 wins out of 17 with victory over Roberto Bautista Agut.
Federer needed to work more as he beats Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) to set up a top of the table clash with Tomas Berdych who saw off Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3 7-5.
Rafael Nadal on the other side will meet Jack Sock from America who saw off his compatriot Jared Donaldson 6-2 6-1.
Kei Nishikori also advanced to the quarter finals with victory over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. The Japanese beat the Argentine 6-3 4-6 6-3 to book a place with Fabio Fognini who broke the resilience of American Donald Young to claim a 6-0 6-4 win.
In the Women’s division, Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi finals as she beat Lucie Safarova in straight sets. The Dane won 6-4 6-3 to beat her Czech opponent and will now face Karolina Pliskova in the last four after the Czech saw off Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-3 6-4.
In the other game, Britain number one, JohannaKonta reached the quarter finals after beating Spanish Lara Arruabarrena 7-5 6-1.
The 10th seed with the win will face Romanian Simona Halep after she beat Australian Sam Stosur 4-6 7-5 6-2 in the quarter finals.
Konta said after the game that she felt ‘clearer and clearer’. She said;
“I felt I played myself more into the match a bit more.”
“As the match went on, I felt clearer and clearer on how I wanted to play and what I wanted to do out there from my perspective.
“I’m quite happy I was able to execute that reasonably well, and also make it tough for her to stay in that match with the level that she was playing at.”
The Miami opens continues tomorrow with interesting matches to be played.