The World’s Greatest Players Return to the Miami Open Presented by Itaú

Miami Gardens, FL (February 25, 2021) – The 2021 Miami Open presented by Itaú will once again host the world’s greatest players at Hard Rock Stadium, March 22 – April 4. A limited number of fans will have the opportunity to see tennis’ biggest stars while enjoying an exclusive experience at the event’s world-class venue.

The Miami Open announced today the player field for the 2021 tournament, which boasts 21 players with a combined 116 career Grand Slam singles titles, including ATP all-time record holders Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and WTA record holder Serena Williams. Reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka top one of the strongest ATP and WTA tournament draws of 2021.

Overall, each of the top 77 ranked men and 75 of the top 78 ranked women, have entered to compete in Miami.

Federer, the 2019 Miami Open champion, and Djokovic, a six-time winner in the Sunshine state, lead a men’s field that includes 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. The tournament also boasts the next generation of ATP stars including 2021 Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, 2020 US Open Champion Dominic Thiem, 2019 ATP Finals Champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, World No. 7 Alexander Zverev and Australian star Nick Kyrgios.

The player field also includes three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, 2018 Miami Open champion John Isner and 10-time ATP tour winner Gael Monfils.

The women’s field is equally impressive.

Osaka, who is fresh off her fourth Grand Slam title in Melbourne, joins an impressive list of Grand Slam singles champions competing in Miami.

Leading the way is 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who is looking to capture her ninth title in Miami. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, the defending Miami Open champion, returns seeking to follow up her win in 2019.

The list of Grand Slam champions in the 2021 Miami Open player field includes 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek, 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Venus Williams, Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko, and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Other players to watch include Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady, 2019 Miami Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, World No. 4 and Pembroke Pines native, Sofia Kenin and American, Madison Keys.

The future stars of women’s tennis will also be on display with 19-year-old Amanda Anisimova, from Aventura, and 16-year-old Coco Gauff, from Delray Beach, in the field. Both claimed their first WTA singles titles in 2019.

A limited number of full tournament packages to the 2021 Miami Open are on-sale now. Fans can go online to www.miamiopen.com for more information.

Qualifying rounds will be March 22-23 and will determine 12 additional slots in each singles’ draw. The Miami Open also will award wildcards to five men and eight women. The women’s main draw begins on Tuesday, March 23, followed by the first round of the men’s main draw on Wednesday, March 24.

ATP Acceptance List (as of February 25, 2021)

Rank First Last COU
1 Novak Djokovic SRB
2 Rafael Nadal ESP
3 Daniil Medvedev RUS
4 Dominic Thiem AUT
5 Roger Federer SUI
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas GRE
7 Alexander Zverev GER
8 Andrey Rublev RUS
9 Diego Schwartzman ARG
10 Matteo Berrettini ITA
11 Denis Shapovalov CAN
12 Gael Monfils FRA
13 Roberto Bautista Agut ESP
14 Kevin Anderson # RSA
14 Milos Raonic CAN
15 David Goffin BEL
16 Pablo Carreno Busta ESP
17 Grigor Dimitrov BUL
18 Fabio Fognini ITA
19 Felix Auger-Aliassime CAN
20 Stan Wawrinka SUI
21 Karen Khachanov RUS
22 Cristian Garin CHI
23 Alex de Minaur AUS
24 Casper Ruud NOR
25 John Isner USA
26 Borna Coric CRO
27 Dusan Lajovic SRB
28 Daniel Evans GBR
29 Benoit Paire FRA
30 Hubert Hurkacz POL
31 Filip Krajinovic SRB
32 Ugo Humbert FRA
33 Taylor Fritz USA
34 Jannik Sinner ITA
35 Adrian Mannarino FRA
36 Lorenzo Sonego ITA
37 Jan-Lennard Struff GER
38 Reilly Opelka USA
39 John Millman AUS
40 Nikoloz Basilashvili GEO
41 Miomir Kecmanovic SRB
42 Aslan Karatsev RUS
43 Kei Nishikori JPN
44 Marin Cilic CRO
45 Guido Pella ARG
46 Alexander Bublik KAZ
47 Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP
48 Nick Kyrgios AUS
49 Richard Gasquet FRA
50 Jordan Thompson AUS
51 Kyle Edmund GBR
52 Tennys Sandgren USA
53 Sam Querrey USA
54 Tommy Paul USA
55 Pablo Andujar ESP
56 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina ESP
57 Feliciano Lopez ESP
58 Marton Fucsovics HUN
59 Laslo Djere SRB
60 Aljaz Bedene SLO
61 Yoshihito Nishioka JPN
62 Frances Tiafoe USA
63 Stefano Travaglia ITA
64 Jeremy Chardy FRA
65 Cameron Norrie GBR
66 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA
67 Vasek Pospisil CAN
68 Gilles Simon FRA
69 Jiri Vesely CZE
70 Fernando Verdasco ESP
71 Dominik Koepfer GER
71 Yen-Hsun Lu # TPE
72 Corentin Moutet FRA
73 Pablo Cuevas URU
74 Thiago Monteiro BRA
75 Ricardas Berankis LTU
76 Radu Albot MDA
77 Salvatore Caruso ITA

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WTA Acceptance List (as of February 25, 2021)

Rank First Last COU
1 Ashleigh Barty AUS
2 Naomi Osaka JPN
3 Simona Halep ROU
4 Sofia Kenin USA
5 Elina Svitolina UKR
6 Karolina Pliskova CZE
7 Serena Williams USA
8 Aryna Sabalenka BLR
9 Bianca Andreescu CAN
10 Petra Kvitova CZE
11 Kiki Bertens NED
12 Belinda Bencic SUI
13 Jennifer Brady USA
14 Victoria Azarenka BLR
15 Garbiñe Muguruza ESP
16 Johanna Konta GBR
17 Elise Mertens BEL
18 Iga Swiatek POL
19 Madison Keys USA
20 Marketa Vondrousova CZE
21 Petra Martic CRO
22 Karolina Muchova CZE
23 Elena Rybakina KAZ
24 Anett Kontaveit EST
25 Maria Sakkari GRE
26 Angelique Kerber GER
27 Alison Riske USA
28 Yulia Putintseva KAZ
31 Ons Jabeur TUN
32 Amanda Anisimova USA
33 Ekaterina Alexandrova RUS
34 Veronika Kudermetova RUS
35 Qiang Wang CHN
36 Shuai Zhang CHN
37 Danielle Collins USA
38 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS
39 Barbora Strycova CZE
40 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
41 Sloane Stephens USA
42 Magda Linette POL
43 Jessica Pegula USA
44 Nadia Podoroska ARG
45 Fiona Ferro FRA
46 Caroline Garcia FRA
47 Saisai Zheng CHN
47 Yaroslava Shvedova # KAZ
48 Marie Bouzkova CZE
49 Jelena Ostapenko LAT
50 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE
51 Kristina Mladenovic FRA
52 Cori Gauff USA
53 Shelby Rogers USA
54 Laura Siegemund GER
55 Polona Hercog SLO
56 Anastasija Sevastova LAT
57 Daria Kasatkina RUS
58 Alizé Cornet FRA
59 Rebecca Peterson SWE
60 Maria Patricia Tig ROU
61 Jil Teichmann SUI
62 Kaia Kanepi EST
63 Barbora Krejcikova CZE
64 Heather Watson GBR
65 Bernarda Pera USA
67 Sorana Cirstea ROU
68 Katerina Siniakova CZE
69 Anna Blinkova RUS
70 Sara Sorribes Tormo ESP
71 Ann Li USA
72 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU
73 Paula Badosa ESP
74 Ajla Tomljanovic AUS
75 Kristyna Pliskova CZE
76 Venus Williams USA
77 Nao Hibino JPN
78 Aranxta Rus NED

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About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2021 Miami Open will be played March 22 – April 4 at Hard Rock Stadium. 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 Miami’s unique personality, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and celebrity appeal, as well as its close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For ticket information, visit www.miamiopen.com.

 

About Itaú

Itaú Unibanco is a Brazilian bank with 95 years of history and is currently the largest privately-owned bank in Latin America. It is present in 18 countries and has more than 90 thousand employees, in addition to a service network composed of approximately 4.5K branches throughout the region. It is a full-service bank, offering financial products and services to individual customers and companies in all segments.

 

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sport, events, fashion and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.

 

About Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination that recently completed a $755 million, multi-year renovation privately funded by Managing General Partner & Chairman of the Board Stephen Ross to transform the iconic venue into the best Miami has to offer in world-class fare, art, culture and an elevated guest experience. Home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami college football, the Capital One Orange Bowl game, Jazz in the Gardens, Rolling Loud and the Miami Open presented by Itaú, Hard Rock Stadium features world-class entertainment and demonstrates its versatility in hosting a wide variety of events.