2016 News


That’s a Wrap! Miami Open 2016


By: Christopher Menendez

Miami- The 2016 Miami Open came and went faster than the flock of pelicans that flew over the purple court during the men’s finals. The tournament stood as a true testament to all that is tennis: upsets, seemingly never ending three-set matches, and most importantly fun.

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since Serena Williams published an Op-Ed about the tournament in the New York Times. Her essay instilled a sense of community at the Miami Open and kicked off the qualifying rounds. Novak ended the tournament on a similar note assuring fans that the Miami Open would without a doubt be back in the same location next year! 

We know players are taking back memories that will live with them forever, like the time Belinda Bencic -begrudgingly- held a Burmese python, and the time Mirnyi and Huey learned how to make fancy Miami-esque cocktails. 

2016 Miami Open Results 

Men's Singles - Final
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [6] K. Nishikori (JPN) 63 63

Women's Doubles - Final
[3] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) d [4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 63 64

Women's Singles - Final
[13] V. Azarenka (BLR) d [15] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 62

Men's Doubles - Final
[5] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) d R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) 57 61 10-7

2016 Miami Open Milestones

● Djokovic becomes career prize-money leader of the ATP tour, $98,199,548.
● Djokovic breaks career record with 28 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
● Djokovic becomes second player to win Miami three years in a row.
● Djokovic is the only player to win both Indian Wells and Miami titles in the same year four times (2011, 2014-16).
● Kyrgios becomes the first Australian to reach the Miami quarterfinals since 2002.
● Victoria Azarenka becomes the second WTA player to win Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.
● Azarenka’s Miami Open win marks her 20th career title. 
● Angelique Kerber breaks $12 Million prize money barrier.
● Djokovic hits 91 straight weeks at No.1, the 5th most weeks in the history of ATP rankings.
● Djokovic on his way to breaking his own record of winning Indian Wells and Miami tournament in the same year four times. 
● David Goffin becomes the first Belgian man to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament. 
● Kyrgios becomes youngest player to reach the quarterfinals since del Potro advanced to semifinals in 2009.
● Monfils appears in the quarterfinals for the first time.
● Lucas Pouille beat David Ferrer, marking his first career Top 10 win and is the third Frenchman into the fourth round.
● Victoria Azarenka returns to the Top 5, replacing Simona Halep.
● Bacsinszky is the first Swiss player to make it through the semifinals since 2001.


About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.

About Itaú

Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.