Wawrinka and Federer dominate at Miami Open

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer produced dominant performances at the Miami Open to progress to the last 32.

Top seed Wawrinka was comfortable against Horacio Zeballos to win in just 65 minutes, while Federer triumphed in a similar time scale to beat Frances Tiafoe.

World number three Wawrinka – runner-up to Federer at last weekend’s tournament in Indian Wells – produced a masterful display against the Argentine to triumph 6-3, 6-4.

After saving break points in the opening game of the match, Wawrinka went on to fire 24 winners and lost just 13 points on his own serve.

"I'm really happy, I think it was a great match, especially for the first one here for me," said Wawrinka.

"I'm playing better tennis. I feel that I'm playing good here. I took the confidence from Indian Wells. So let's see, when I'm playing well, when I am confident with my game, I know I can beat anybody."

Federer was facing a rank outsider in 19-year-old Tiafoe, yet there was no chance of an upset after the Swiss legend won 7-6, 6-3.

Last year’s semi-finalist David Goffin was also comfortable in booking his place in the next round after a 7-5, 6-1 win over world number 121 Darian King.

Goffin will face Diego Schwartzmann after the Argentine took the scalp of 27th seed David Ferrer in a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Tomas Berdych was too strong for Russian teenager Andrey Rublev after the 10th seed progressed 6-3, 6-2.

And 22nd seed Sam Querrey needed just 52 minutes to beat Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-3.

 

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