Jasika wins first up in Miami qualifying
Australian teenager Omar Jasika has come from behind to advance to the second round of Miami Open qualifying on Monday in Florida, where he joined fellow Aussie James Duckworth.
Australian teenager Omar Jasika has come from behind to advance to the second round of Miami Open qualifying on Monday in Florida.
Jasika, a wildcard into the qualifying draw, overcame 19th seed Aljaz Bedene 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 14 minutes.
The victory puts the 17-year-old just one win away from the main draw; next up he has No.12 seed Filip Krajinovic.
Krajinovic defeated Jaskia’s compatriot Alex Bolt, beating the world No.160 6-2 7-6(2).
The was a second Aussie winner on Monday, with James Duckworth, the 14th seed in qualifying, easily accounting for Romania’s Victor Hanescu.
Duckworth, a recent addition to the world’s top 100, won 6-1 6-2 in just 50 minutes.
The New South Welshman will next take on No.6 seed Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia.
Gonzalez accounted for another Aussie, Luke Saville, in a tense match, battling for more than two hours before finally triumphing 6-4 1-6 7-5.
Jasika and Duckworth will attempt to join five other Aussie men in the Miami Open main draw when they play their final-round qualifying matches on Tuesday.