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Medvedev loses in Miami, Djokovic remains champion

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Tennis star, Daniil Medvedev, has dropped in ranking as he loses to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open on Thursday.

 

He missed the chance to become world number one once again when he ended the game with 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 on Hard Rock Stadium.

 

Following Medvedev’s loss, Novak Djokovic stays as the  top-ranked male player in the world.

 

One of Carlos Alcaraz and Miomir Kecmanovic will now battle Hurkacz, who won 74 per cent of points on his first serve, took book a ticket to the final.

 

In an interview with Hurkacz, he said, “I think the return was crucial. I was able to make a lot of returns and get some free points on my serve, because having rallies with Daniil is fun, but they get long.

 

“It is good I was able to get some free points. I have spent a lot of time in Florida. So, I am used to the humidity.

 

“I think the conditions were in my favour today. So, I tried to use them.”

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