Lloyd Harris

South African star Lloyd Harris has announced that he will miss the remainder of the 2022 ATP season due to surgery on his right wrist. Photo: ATP Tour

Oh my Lloyd! SA star Harris marches on at Miami Open

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday.

Lloyd Harris

South African star Lloyd Harris has announced that he will miss the remainder of the 2022 ATP season due to surgery on his right wrist. Photo: ATP Tour

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday.

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Harris beat his 96th-ranked opponent 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 in a match which lasted two hours and 34 minutes.

Harris started the tournament ranked 44th in the world, but thanks to his progression to Round 4 is now ranked 39th in the live rankings.

Lloyd Harris reached his first ever Masters Round of 16

The win saw the 25-year-old South African reach the Round of 16 at a Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career.

It has been an inconsistent 2022 for Harris who entered the Miami Open with a 2-7 ATP win-loss record.

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However, as each match – and victory passes – he seems to be finding the form that saw him reach the quarter-finals at last year’s US Open in New York..

In the Round of 16, Harris will face Poland’s defending champion and eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz who beat 29th seeded Russian Aslan Karatsev 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

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Results from ATP/WTA Miami Open on Monday (x denotes seed; players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice):

Men

Third round

Daniil Medvedev (x1) bt Pedro Martínez (ESP) 6-3, 6-4

Jenson Brooksby (USA) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP x15) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Hubert Hurkacz (POL x8) bt Aslan Karatsev (x29) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x14) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x21) 6-4, 6-4

Lloyd Harris (RSA) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x3) bt Alex De Minaur (AUS x25) 6-4, 6-3

Taylor Fritz (USA x11) bt Tommy Paul (USA) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Sebastian Korda (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Women

Fourth round

Daria Saville (AUS) bt Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA x9) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN x8) 6-2, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (SUI x22) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-3

Iga Swiatek (POL x2) bt Cori Gauff (USA x14) 6-3, 6-1

Jessica Pegula (USA x16) bt Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6-0, 0-0 (retired)

Petra Kvitova (CZE x28) bt Veronika Kudermetova (x21) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Paula Badosa (ESP x5) bt Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3