Miami Open: Roger Federer fights back to progress, Dan Evans knocked out

Dan Evans
Briton Dan Evans, the world number 97, was knocked out in the second round

British number three Dan Evans was knocked out of the Miami Open in the second round as Denis Shapovalov recovered from going a set down to win.

Evans, the world number 97, took the opening set 6-4 before the 20th-seeded Canadian stormed the second 6-1.

The 19-year-old then saved two break points as he closed out the third 6-3 to win in two hours one minute.

Roger Federer came from a set down to beat world number 46 Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 to reach the third round.

After winning Saturday's first set, the 29-year-old Moldovan had to serve to stay in the second when he trailed 5-4.

But world number five Federer broke Albot in the 11th game to take the set 7-5 and force a decider.

Both Federer, 37, and Albot held their serves in the third set until the Swiss made the only break to serve for the match at 5-3, and sealed victory on his first match point.

After defeating Briton Evans, Shapovalov will now meet Andrey Rublev of Russia, who beat Croatian ninth seed Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4.

Evans, 28, had only reached the main draw as a 'lucky loser' before beating Tunisia's Malek Jaziri to reach the second round.

Meanwhile, Swiss Stan Wawrinka suffered a surprise 7-5 2-6 7-6 (7) loss to 103rd-ranked Serb Filip Krajinovic, while Belgian world number 20 David Goffin beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-4 6-1.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov knocked out Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3, and Leonardo Mayer beat fellow Argentine Guido Pella.

Portugal's Joao Sousa progressed against American Steve Johnson, while Spaniard David Ferrer rallied to beat world number three Alexander Zverev of Germany 2-6 7-5 6-3.

Ferrer, 36 and ranked 155th in the world, received a wildcard for the tournament and is competing in his final year as a professional player.

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