Miami, FL, USA, 23 March 2018 | tennis.com.au

Thanasi Kokkinakis needed just 65 minutes to secure his passage into the second round of the Miami Open.

The Australian, a qualifier in Miami, beat fellow qualifier Calvin Hemery of France 6-1 6-2 to take his winning streak at Crandon Park to three.

Awaiting him in round two is world No.1 and defending champion Roger Federer.

Kokkinakis appeared relaxed and confident against the Frenchman, cranking 12 forehand winners and limiting his unforced errors to 13, compared with Hemery’s 22.

The South Australian will line up against Federer for the first time.

Kokkinakis’ compatriot Alex De Minaur was unable to join him in round two, going down to¬†Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 6-4.

Another Aussie, Ajla Tomljanovic, fell 6-1 6-3 in a second-round match on Miami’s Stadium court to reigning US Open champion and 13th seed Sloane Stephens.