This week on courts (Miami) – 12/2021 & 13/2021

This week on courts will be 14 days long. The unofficial fifth Grand Slam of the season starts on Tuesday (ladies) and Wednesday (men). Miami Open will host 96 men and 128 ladies in a singles draw. It will be the highlight of the spring hard-court season. Then the tennis circuit will move on clay courts.

Tennis Week 12/2021 & 13/2021

ATP 1000 Miami Open presented by Itau

Place: Miami, USA
March 24 – April 4
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $4 299 205
Draw size: 96

The qualifying starts on Monday, March 22, the first round of the main singles draw starts on Wednesday, March 24. The Final is scheduled for Sunday, April 4.

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Medvedev, as fresh number 2 in ATP Ranking, Zverev, Rublev, Tsitsipas will be in Miami too and their chances are definitely bigger here than in Melbourne. Best of three sets suits emerging stars more than the best of five.

A week and a half of the great tennis are here. Grab your popcorn and watch who of young guns is the best.

Who to watch: Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Rublev
Our worth the money call: Rublev

Do you want to understand how rankings are calculated and points awarded? Our explanatory guide is here.

WTA 1000 Miami Open presented by Itau

Place: Miami, USA
March 23 – April 3
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $4 299 205
Draw size: 128

The qualifying starts on Monday, March 22, the first round of the main singles draw starts on Tuesday, March 23. The Final is scheduled for Saturday, April 3.

The entry list is absolutely impressive. All Top 20 players were on the entry list last Wednesday. Even the ones with injuries waited till the last moment with withdrawals.

This field was last seen at the Australian Open, so it will be just the second time of the year when we will see all good players in one tournament.

It is hard to guess who will reach the finals, but I would focus on players from the WTA Top 10. Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, and Simone Halep will be the biggest odds-on favorites, but it would be foolish to underestimate others. This tournament is absolutely open.

Who to watch: Barty, Osaka, Halep, Kenin, Sabalenka, Serena W.
Our worth the money call: Osaka

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Next Week (14/2021) Schedule:

Time to move to clay courts.

ATP 250 AnyTech Andalucia Open, Marbella, Spain
ATP 250 Sardegna Open, Cagliari, Italy
WTA 500 Volvo Car Open, Charleston, USA
WTA 250 Copa Colsanitas, Bogota, Colombia

 

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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