Retirement day: Cerundolo goes through the one of the favorite Sinner

Mar 29, 2022;  Miami Gardens, FL, USA;  Jannik Sinner (ITA) hits a forehand against Nick Kyrgios (AUS)(not pictured) in a fourth round men's singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In a day marked by dropouts, after that of Paula Badosa against Pegula, in the men’s box Jannik Sinner (9th seed) retired when losing 4-1 against Francisco Cerundolo in the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters 1,000.

Without giving explanations or asking for the assistance of the physio, the Italianwho had reached the quarterfinals after saving three match points against Ruusuvuori and five against Carreño and beating Kyrgios more comfortably, He left after shaking hands with the 23-year-old Argentine, who thus has the best result of his careerthe semifinals of a Masters 1,000 that he will play on Friday against Zverev or Ruud.

As it happens, Cerundolo was also retired by his rival in the third round, the American Reilly Opelka, when he was winning 6-1 and 3-1. In the first, it was the German Struff who could not finish his match against Pedro Martínez. In the women’s box there have been another eight withdrawals.

Results of the Miami Masters 1,000.

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