For the first time, a match between David and Janko Tipsarevic ended in straight sets and also for the first time, it was Tipsarevic, who prevailed in the end, 7-5, 6-3 after an hour and 45 minutes.
- David's "Miami Curse" strikes yet again.
The next event for him will now be the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Croatia in two weeks' time.
Photos later, the rest tomorrow...
|(AP Photo; montage by VD)|
12.44pm local - David's match has just appeared on the scoreboard and will now start soon...
More than five years went by between David's first match against Janko Tipsarevic at the Australian Open 2007 and their second encounter, in the third round at Indian Wells.
Now, exactly ten days later, they meet again today at Miami.
For Tipsarevic, who's the ninth seed at this tournament and had a bye in the first round, this means playing a second consecutive match against David. While for David, it means another meeting with Tipsarevic, a player he's had two pretty tough matches against, both of which went the distance but also both of which he won in the end.
But whether during today's match, there'll be those long and hard-fought rallies again, whether Tipsarevic will maybe try something new this time, or whether David can manage to play as well as he did during the first set at Indian Wells - we won't get to see any of it. Once again, it'll be the scoreboard for following this match, as coverage won't start until tomorrow...
Here's a look back at their match ten days ago, courtesy of Andvari.