Adam Walton qualifies for maiden ATP Masters 1000 fundamental draw | 20 March, 2024 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Australian Adam Walton provides one other large milestone to his 2024 season with a victory within the last stage of Miami qualifying.

Miami, USA, 20 March 2024 | Rhys de Deugd

Adam Walton has achieved a serious breakthrough on the Miami Open, qualifying for his first ATP Masters 1000 fundamental draw.

The 24-year-old Australian scored one of many greatest wins of his profession within the last stage of qualifying, in opposition to world No.88 Pedro Martinez in a good 3-6 6-2 6-3 contest.

The opening set was a troublesome begin for Walton who couldn’t capitalise on his a number of break level alternatives. Nonetheless, he turned a nook within the second set and took management of the match, profitable 39 complete factors to 27, which gave him the momentum to shut out the match within the third.

Walton picked up the win in two hours and 38 minutes, taking his time-on-court from two matches to over five-and-a-half hours.

At present sitting at world No.150, Walton recorded his third top-100 victory for the yr. He registered the primary top-100 wins of his profession to qualify in Adelaide in January.

Walton now faces a giant check within the first spherical in opposition to Canada Felix Auger-Aliassime, a former world No.6.

On the ladies’s aspect in Miami, Daria Saville is off to a profitable begin in the primary draw with an opening-round win over China’s Zhang Shuai.

In a two-hour and 33-minute battle, Saville fought till the tip in opposition to the previous world No.22, earlier than finally triumphing 6-4 2-6 6-4.

The 30-year-old Australian trailed 2-4 within the deciding set, earlier than reeling off 4 consecutive video games to safe victory.

Saville claimed her tenth win of the season and may anticipate a lift in her rating after the Miami Open, as she closes in on a return to the WTA high 100.

Saville will face Australian Open semifinalist Dayana Yastremska within the second spherical, who she defeated in Brisbane firstly of the yr.

Aussies in motion – Miami

Males’s qualifying singles, last spherical
Adam Walton (AUS) d [8] Pedro Martinez (ESP) 3-6 6-2 6-3

Girls’s singles, first spherical
Daria Saville (AUS) d Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-4 2-6 6-4

Males’s singles, first spherical
[9] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Bye
Jordan Thompson (AUS)
 v Nuno Borges (POR)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG)
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP)
Max Purcell (AUS) v Marton Fucsovics (HUN)
Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v Botic van de Zandschulp (NED)
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v [Q] Vit Kopriva (CZE)
[Q] Adam Walton (AUS) v Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)

> VIEW: Miami Open males’s singles draw

Girls’s singles, first spherical
[Q] Storm Hunter (AUS) v Martina Trevisan (ITA)

Girls’s singles, second spherical
Daria Saville (AUS) v [28] Dayana Yastremska (UKR)

> VIEW: Miami Open girls’s singles draw

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)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v [WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) 
v Ariel Behar (URU)/Adam Pavlasek (CZE)

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
[3] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Wang Xinyu (CHN)/Zheng Saisai (CHN)
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Veronika Kudermetova/Anastasia Potapova

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