Sony Ericsson Day 8 - Matches to Watch

Lauren LynchCorrespondent IIMarch 30, 2011

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It's Kevin Anderson's turn to try and stand in front of a runaway train today, as the South African giant ranked No. 40 in the world takes on  Novak Djokovic and his perfect 21-0 in 2011. In the other men's quarterfinal, two "dinosaurs"—29 year olds Mardy Fish and David Ferrer—square off.

Day 8 Matches to Watch

Mardy Fish (USA) vs. David  Ferrer (ESP) – Fish is looking more and more like that top American player that he claims not to be—particularly after handling Juan Martin Del Potro on Tuesday. He and Ferrer are virtual dinosaurs clashing against each other, both at age 29, with Ferrer turning the dreaded big 3-0 on Saturday. Somehow these two haven’t played each other since 2007, after hooking up six times in four years. The all-time series is split, 3-3.

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – Mr. Anderson has one thing that almost no player in the world has right now—a winning record against Djokovic. Albeit, that record is 1-0, but the victory did come here in Miami back in 2008. Anderson has turned things around significantly in 2011, now 14-6 on the year and with a title already under his belt.

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) – For two productive players, this is only their second meeting, the first coming nearly four years ago on the carpet in Moscow. Of the big three in the rankings, Zvonareva is the only one without a title thus far in 2011, while Radwanska is seeking her first crown since she won a trio of them in 2008.

Victoria Azarenka (POL) vs. Kim Clijsters (BEL) – Azarenka needs to move up or down in the rankings just so she doesn’t have to keep bumping into Clijsters in big-time quarterfinals. She’s seen Kim in three straight and lost the last two—at the Tour Championships last fall and in Sydney to start this season.

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