The men's Miami Open final is officially squared away, and it promises to deliver a first-time Masters 1000 champion. Get your popcorn ready: this weekend is undoubtedly going to be action packed.
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The world No. 37 boosted his head-to-head against Andrey Rublev to a perfect 2-0. Hurkacz posted a convincing 6-3, 6-4 score to move into his first Masters 1000 singles final and also became the first Polish man since 2012 to make it this far. For a chance to lift his second title of the season, he will have to defeat an in-form Jannik Sinner.
After pushing past Sebastian Korda to reach his first Masters 1000 semifinal, Rublev saw his run come to an end against the Pole. The Russian is nonetheless having an extraordinary year, reaching the semifinals or better in all of his events this season—including the ATP Cup. The world No. 8 also captured a 250-level event in Rotterdam last month.
Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara
The Japanese duo secured their spot in Miami's doubles final with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-2 victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek. The pair will look to capture their fifth title as a team and await the winners of the second semifinal between Mexican/Canadian duo Giuliana Olmos and Gabriela Dabrowski and No. 8 seeds Luisa Stefani and Hayley Carter.
The 19-year-old player is all right, we guess. Sinner erased a one-set deficit against Roberto Bautista Agut to post a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win under the Miami sun. Sinner is through to his first-ever Masters 1000 final round and he is trying to be the youngest to win one since Rafael Nadal in 2005.
Roberto Bautista Agut
It appeared at first that the Spaniard was well on his way into the Miami final. In the end it wasn't his day, but overall Bautista Agut had a spectacular showing in Miami, reaching his fourth career Masters 1000 semifinal and upsetting the event's top seed Daniil Medvedev along the way.