Federer rolls on as Dimitrov departs Miami

Roger Federer continued his quest for a fourth Miami Open crown after reaching the last 16, but Grigor Dimitrov crashed out.

Former world number one Federer – the fourth seed – eased past Filip Krajinovic in straight sets on Monday.

Bulgarian star and 24th seed Dimitrov was sent packing by Jordan Thompson as he earned a round-of-16 clash against Kevin Anderson.

Daniil Medvedev, David Goffin, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov also advanced to the fourth round of the ATP 1000 Masters event.



Federer came from a break down to win the opening set and eventually claimed a 7-5 6-3 victory.

After a shaky start, Federer blitzed Krajinovic thanks to 35 winners as he improved to 52-14 in Miami.

"It was an... intense match in the first 10 games. Then I was able to pull away. I had a good 20-minute stretch where I was really able to stretch the lead, and that was key today," Federer said.

Medvedev awaits Federer after the Russian 13th seed prevailed 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-0) over Reilly Opelka.



Former world number three Dimitrov failed to make it past the third round following a 7-5 7-5 loss to Australia's Thompson.

Thompson broke Dimitrov in the 12th game of both sets to clinch a showdown with sixth seed Anderson.

Playing only his second tournament of the season following his second-round defeat at the Australian Open due to an ongoing right elbow injury, Anderson defeated Joao Sousa 6-4 7-6 (8-6).



David Ferrer's 17th and final Miami Open campaign was ended by 28th seed Frances Tiafoe, who won 5-7 6-3 6-3.

Set to retire at the Madrid Open, Ferrer's farewell tour was reduced to two tournaments following the three-set loss on Monday.

After rallying past the 36-year-old Spaniard, Tiafoe has the chance to reach his maiden Masters quarter-final when he faces 18th seed Goffin.

Goffin saw off fellow seed Marco Cecchinato 6-4 6-4.

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