Kokkinakis sets up Federer encounter

Australian prospect Thanasi Kokkinakis set up a second round clash against Roger Federer at the Miami Open after a demolition job in his first round match.

Kokkinakis took just 66 minutes to thrash France’s Calvin Hemery 6-1, 6-2 and his reward is a first ever meeting against world number one Federer.

Like the rest of the seeds at Crandon Park, Federer was handed a bye for the first round ties.

But while Kokkinakis will get a chance in the limelight, fellow Aussie Alex de Minaur is out after the teenager succumbed to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.

Despite his world number 374 ranking, Nishioka made short work of de Minaur after triumphing 6-2, 6-4.

Elsewhere, teenage hopeful Denis Shapovalov is through to the next round after the Canadian survived a third set collapse to beat Serbia’s Victor Troicki 6-3, 6-7, 7-6.

Shapovalov was 5-1 up in the decider and twice served for the match, before being broken on both occasions.

After Troicki forced the set into a tiebreak, Shapovalov rallied to set up a second round encounter against 24th seed Damir Dzumhur.

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