ATP Miami - Saturday Schedule: Roger Federer starts run


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ATP Miami - Saturday Schedule: Roger Federer starts run

Stan Wawrinka opens his campaign on the Central Court in Miami against Filip Krajinovic. The Serb reached the Indian Wells fourth round losing to Rafael Nadal last week, and he could be a threat for the Swiss. After that, Naomi Osaka will face Su-Wei Hsieh in the all Asian clash.

The Japanese struggled in her debut on Friday. Miami is definitely a special tournament for Osaka who defeated the former world No. 1 Serena Williams here 12 months ago. At 4:00 PM, Roger Federer will face Radu Albot for the first time in career.

The Swiss clearly starts as a favorite, but he cannot underestimate any opponent as last year, as a reigning champion, he lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis. Federer would face the Wawrinka-Krajinovic match winner in the third round.

The night session will be opened by David Ferrer and Alexander Zverev, who face each other for the seventh time. In their rivalry, the Spaniard won the first two meetings in 2014 Hamburg and 2016 Beijing, then Zverev won all the other four matches.

As last match, Angelique Kerber plays against Bianca Andreescu. The German and the Canadian just played the Indian Wells final six days ago with Andreescu conquering her maiden title. On the Grandstand Petra Kvitova faces Donna Vekic, followed by Grigor Dimitrov and Feliciano Lopez.

The Bulgarian leads head to head 3-2, he won the most recent match at 2017 Cincinnati. Caroline Wozniacki will try to defeat Monica Niculescu for the tenth time in career on ten matches played. Stefanos Tsitsipas, after his early loss in Indian Wells, faces the lucky loser Mackenzie McDonald.