Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has made a successful begin to his qualifying marketing campaign in Miami.
Two Australians, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Storm Sanders, have superior to the ultimate qualifying spherical at this week’s Miami Open.
Kokkinakis made a promising begin to his qualifying quest, powering previous Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano 6-1 6-3 within the opening spherical.
World No.97 Kokkinakis fired seven aces and didn’t face a break level within the 76-minute encounter.
The 25-year-old is hoping to make his fourth predominant draw look on the ATP Masters 1000 match, the place he memorably beat world No.1 Roger Federer to succeed in the third spherical in 2018.
To safe a spot on this 12 months’s predominant draw, Kokkinakis might want to beat Italian veteran Andreas Seppi within the remaining qualifying spherical.
The information wasn’t so good for fellow Aussies within the males’s qualifying singles draw, with Aleksandar Vukic, Alex Bolt, Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden all dropping their first-round matches.
Sanders wanted two hours and 20 minutes to beat German Jule Niemeier within the opening spherical of the ladies’s qualifying singles competitors. The 27-year-old Australian finally prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-4 towards the No.17 seed.
Sanders now performs world No.87 Wang Xinyu of China for a spot in the primary draw.
Maddison Inglis and Priscilla Hon each exited within the opening spherical, leaving Sanders because the final Aussie standing within the ladies’s qualifying singles draw.
Aussies in motion – Miami
Males’s qualifying singles, first spherical
 Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 6-1 6-3
 Kevin Anderson (RSA) d Alex Bolt (AUS) 6-3 6-4
 Taro Daniel (JPN) d Max Purcell (AUS) 6-2 6-2
Jack Sock (USA) d  Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 6-4 2-6 6-4
Nicolas Kicker (ARG) d [Alt] Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-2 6-1
Girls’s qualifying singles, first spherical
Storm Sanders (AUS) d  Jule Niemeier (GER) 6-1 5-7 6-4
 Lauren Davis (USA) d Priscilla Hon (AUS) 6-4 6-0
 Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) d Maddison Inglis (AUS) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-5
Males’s qualifying singles, remaining spherical
 Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v  Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Girls’s qualifying singles, remaining spherical
Storm Sanders (AUS) v  Wang Xinyu (CHN)
Males’s singles, first spherical
 Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Bye
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
John Millman (AUS) v Qualifier
[WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Girls’s singles, first spherical
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Qualifier
Astra Sharma (AUS) v Naomi Osaka (JPN)
[WC] Daria Saville (AUS) v Greet Minnen (BEL)
Males’s doubles, first spherical
 John Friends (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) v Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) v Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/Andres Molteni (ARG)
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