Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – American Donald Young was an easy first-round
winners at the $5.4 million Miami Open — the second straight Masters 1000
event on the ATP World Tour.
The left-handed Young was leading Yen-Hsun Lu 5-1 in the first set on Day 1
when the Taiwanese player retired on the hardcourts at the Tennis Center at
Up next for Young will be third-seeded Australian Open runner-up and two-time
Miami titlist Andy Murray.
Also on Wednesday, Argentine Carlos Berlocq topped promising Aussie Thanasi
Kokkinakis 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 and Jan-Lennard Struff overcame fellow German
Benjamin Becker 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4.
The top seeds here are Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic,
French Open king Rafael Nadal, Murray and U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori.
The four-time Miami champion Djokovic beat the four-time runner-up Nadal in
last year’s marquee finale, which was a rematch of the 2011 final that was
also captured by Djokovic in South Florida.
Last week’s Indian Wells Masters runner-up and two-time Miami winner Roger
Federer is not playing at this mandatory event.
The 2015 Miami champ will claim $900,400.