Andreescu corrects Muguruza and advances to Indian Wells semifinal
The Ontario Clean 18 has needed just 53 minutes to remove the 20 th player in the world, a rival who has two Grand Slam titles in career, in addition to participation in the finals to another.
Andreescu won the first nine games of the match before Muguruza finally managed to win his service, not without having been broken four times before.
Andreescu, who faced only two broken balls, scored 16 winners against 12 direct errors. “It’s amazing what I accomplished in the last two months. I am more than grateful, “said Andreescu. “Today, I think I played my best tennis, one of the best games I have ever played.”
Holder of the 60 th level at the beginning of the week, Andreescu has won 26 of his first 29 singles matches since the start of 2019. It is guaranteed to become one of the top 40, whatever the outcome of his semifinal match .
Easy for Raonic
Meanwhile, in men, Milos Raonic also reached the next round with a win by 6-4, 6-3 against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff, 55 th World.
Raonic, 13 th seeded thus took his revenge against Struff, before which he bowed in Dubai.
Raonic scored a break in service in the last game of the initial round, aided by a double fault from the German. The Canadiens scored another break at the first game of his rival service.
In the quarterfinals, Raonic will cross swords with the Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, which is not older than 19 years and occupies the 130 th place in the ATP rankings.
His great rival, Roger Federer, also won his third straight game in two sets (6-1, 6-4), in just over an hour against British Kyle Edmund.
Canada is, however, failed to complete a hat trick Wednesday as Shapovalov, 24 th seeded, lost in three sets (7-6 , 2-6, 6-3) face Polish Hubert Hurkacz in another round of 16 tie.
“I do not think I played very well today. I played tense and a little stupid way, lamented Shapovalov. I was unable to convert when I would have liked. It was one of those days. ”
Spaniard Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on Wednesday.