The Cerúndolo brothers want to continue surprising in Miami

The Argentine tennis player Francisco Cerúndolo will face the Frenchman Gael Monfils this Sunday, while his younger brother Juan Manuel Cerúndolo will face the American Frances Tiafoe, in two matches of the third round of the Miami Masters 1000, on fast surface and with prizes for $8,584,055.

“Fran” Cerúndolo, 23 years old and ranked 103rd in the ATP world ranking, settled in the 16th. after successively beating the Dutch Tallon Griekspoir (57) and the American Reilly Opelka (18), and will take on a difficult match this Sunday against the talented Frenchman Monfils (24).

His younger brother Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (122), 20, was installed in the same instance thanks to his victories over the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (46) and the South African Kevin Anderson (91), and his rival on Sunday will be the American Frances Tiafoe (31).

In the case of winning their respective matches, the Cerúndolo brothers will face each other in the round of 16 of the contest, which has the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2) as the top favorite for the title.

In the women’s tournament, the exclusive candidate is the Polish Iga Swiatek (2), champion last Sunday in Indian Wells and who will be the new world number one from April 4. Swiatek, born in Warsaw 20 years ago, secured her number one spot with her 6-2, 6-0 win over Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic (42) on Friday.

That victory guaranteed Swiatek to be, from April 4 when the WTA updates her ranking, the successor to Australian Ashleigh Barty, who announced during the week her retirement from tennis at the age of 25.

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