The Japanese Yasutaka uchiyama will face the Argentine Diego schwartzman, fifth favorite, in the Miami Masters 1000 second round after beating Italian Salvatore Caruso 6-3, 6-4 in the first round. The Sapporo player, ranked 110th in the ATP rankings, with no title in his history, it took an hour and 37 minutes for his first appearance in a Masters 1000 main draw.
Uchiyama He has only two victories in 2021: the aforementioned against Caruso and against Marc Polmans in the ATP 250 in Singapore. In addition, his record in 2020 was 1-7 and in total in his career it is 9-19 (at the ATP level). The only title as a singlesist that he has in his windows is the Kyoto Challenger won in 2017 against Blaz Kavcic.
Schwartzman, the ninth player in the world, never played against Uchiyama. The 28-year-old Argentine has accumulated four titles in his career, the last in Buenos Aires earlier this month. It will be the eighth appearance in Miami for Schwartzman, who in five of the previous seven did not make it past the first round. The knockout stages of 2017 are his best performance yet. The match between the Argentine and the Japanese will be played on Saturday, still without a defined schedule.