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Chris O’Connell defeats world No.22 Frances Tiafoe to maneuver into the third spherical of the Miami Open for the primary time.

Miami, USA, 24 March 2024 | Rhys de Deugd

Chris O’Connell has scored one of many largest wins of his profession on the Miami Open, eliminating host-nation hopeful Frances Tiafoe within the second spherical.

The Australian was not phased by rain delays and American followers supporting the world No.22, as he fought by a decent two-set contest to assert a 7-5 7-6(5) victory.

That is O’Connell’s sixth profession win towards a top-30 opponent.

Very like his opening-round win, the world No.66 impressed along with his serving, as he fired off 17 aces and not using a single double fault for the match.

Eleven of these aces got here within the second set, the place he solely dropped 9 factors on his serve and closed out the match in a tiebreak.

That is the primary time within the 29-year-old’s profession that he has received back-to-back main-draw matches at an ATP Masters 1000 occasion and continues his career-best run in Miami.

O’Connell will face one other American within the third spherical when he takes on 20-year-old wildcard Martin Damm Jr.

> VIEW: Miami Open males’s singles draw

Within the night session, Jordan Thompson bowed out within the second spherical with a three-set loss to veteran Gael Monfils.

There’s nonetheless a golden alternative to have three Australians function within the third spherical on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion, with fellow Aussies Alex de Minaur and Alexei Popyrin to play their second-round matches tomorrow.

Aussies in motion – Miami

RESULTS
Males’s singles, second spherical
Chris O’Connell (AUS) d [21] Frances Tiafoe (USA) 7-5 7-6(5)
Gael Monfils (FRA) d [33] Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-7(3) 6-1 6-2

Girls’s singles, second spherical
[20] Emma Navarro (USA) d [Q] Storm Hunter (AUS) 6-4 6-3

COMING UP
Males’s singles, second spherical
[9] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Kwon Quickly-woo (KOR)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [26] Jiri Lehecka (CZE)

Males’s singles, third spherical
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v Martin Damm Jr. (USA)

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Veronika Kudermetova/Anastasia Potapova
[Alt] Daria Saville (AUS)/Magdalena Frech (POL) v Wang Xinyu (CHN)/Zheng Saisai (CHN)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[1] Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Andrea Vavassori (ITA)
John Friends (AUS)/Harri Heliovaara (FIN) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Mate Pavic (CRO)
Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Ariel Behar (URU)/Adam Pavlasek (CZE)

Males’s doubles, second spherical
[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) v [3] Joe Salisbury (GBR)/Rajeev Ram (USA)

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