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)

RankFirstLastCOU
1NovakDjokovicSRB
2RafaelNadalESP
3DaniilMedvedevRUS
4DominicThiemAUT
5RogerFedererSUI
6StefanosTsitsipasGRE
7AlexanderZverevGER
8AndreyRublevRUS
9DiegoSchwartzmanARG
10MatteoBerrettiniITA
11DenisShapovalovCAN
12GaelMonfilsFRA
13RobertoBautista AgutESP
14KevinAnderson #RSA
14MilosRaonicCAN
15DavidGoffinBEL
16PabloCarreno BustaESP
17GrigorDimitrovBUL
18FabioFogniniITA
19FelixAuger-AliassimeCAN
20StanWawrinkaSUI
21KarenKhachanovRUS
22CristianGarinCHI
23Alexde MinaurAUS
24CasperRuudNOR
25JohnIsnerUSA
26BornaCoricCRO
27DusanLajovicSRB
28DanielEvansGBR
29BenoitPaireFRA
30HubertHurkaczPOL
31FilipKrajinovicSRB
32UgoHumbertFRA
33TaylorFritzUSA
34JannikSinnerITA
35AdrianMannarinoFRA
36LorenzoSonegoITA
37Jan-LennardStruffGER
38ReillyOpelkaUSA
39JohnMillmanAUS
40NikolozBasilashviliGEO
41MiomirKecmanovicSRB
42AslanKaratsevRUS
43KeiNishikoriJPN
44MarinCilicCRO
45GuidoPellaARG
46AlexanderBublikKAZ
47AlbertRamos-VinolasESP
48NickKyrgiosAUS
49RichardGasquetFRA
50JordanThompsonAUS
51KyleEdmundGBR
52TennysSandgrenUSA
53SamQuerreyUSA
54TommyPaulUSA
55PabloAndujarESP
56AlejandroDavidovich FokinaESP
57FelicianoLopezESP
58MartonFucsovicsHUN
59LasloDjereSRB
60AljazBedeneSLO
61YoshihitoNishiokaJPN
62FrancesTiafoeUSA
63StefanoTravagliaITA
64JeremyChardyFRA
65CameronNorrieGBR
66Jo-WilfriedTsongaFRA
67VasekPospisilCAN
68GillesSimonFRA
69JiriVeselyCZE
70FernandoVerdascoESP
71DominikKoepferGER
71Yen-HsunLu #TPE
72CorentinMoutetFRA
73PabloCuevasURU
74ThiagoMonteiroBRA
75RicardasBerankisLTU
76RaduAlbotMDA
77SalvatoreCarusoITA

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WTA Acceptance List (as of February 25, 2021)

RankFirstLastCOU
1AshleighBartyAUS
2NaomiOsakaJPN
3SimonaHalepROU
4SofiaKeninUSA
5ElinaSvitolinaUKR
6KarolinaPliskovaCZE
7SerenaWilliamsUSA
8ArynaSabalenkaBLR
9BiancaAndreescuCAN
10PetraKvitovaCZE
11KikiBertensNED
12BelindaBencicSUI
13JenniferBradyUSA
14VictoriaAzarenkaBLR
15GarbiñeMuguruzaESP
16JohannaKontaGBR
17EliseMertensBEL
18IgaSwiatekPOL
19MadisonKeysUSA
20MarketaVondrousovaCZE
21PetraMarticCRO
22KarolinaMuchovaCZE
23ElenaRybakinaKAZ
24AnettKontaveitEST
25MariaSakkariGRE
26AngeliqueKerberGER
27AlisonRiskeUSA
28YuliaPutintsevaKAZ
31OnsJabeurTUN
32AmandaAnisimovaUSA
33EkaterinaAlexandrovaRUS
34VeronikaKudermetovaRUS
35QiangWangCHN
36ShuaiZhangCHN
37DanielleCollinsUSA
38SvetlanaKuznetsovaRUS
39BarboraStrycovaCZE
40AnastasiaPavlyuchenkovaRUS
41SloaneStephensUSA
42MagdaLinettePOL
43JessicaPegulaUSA
44NadiaPodoroskaARG
45FionaFerroFRA
46CarolineGarciaFRA
47SaisaiZhengCHN
47YaroslavaShvedova #KAZ
48MarieBouzkovaCZE
49JelenaOstapenkoLAT
50Su-WeiHsiehTPE
51KristinaMladenovicFRA
52CoriGauffUSA
53ShelbyRogersUSA
54LauraSiegemundGER
55PolonaHercogSLO
56AnastasijaSevastovaLAT
57DariaKasatkinaRUS
58AlizéCornetFRA
59RebeccaPetersonSWE
60Maria PatriciaTigROU
61JilTeichmannSUI
62KaiaKanepiEST
63BarboraKrejcikovaCZE
64HeatherWatsonGBR
65BernardaPeraUSA
67SoranaCirsteaROU
68KaterinaSiniakovaCZE
69AnnaBlinkovaRUS
70SaraSorribes TormoESP
71AnnLiUSA
72Irina-CameliaBeguROU
73PaulaBadosaESP
74AjlaTomljanovicAUS
75KristynaPliskovaCZE
76VenusWilliamsUSA
77NaoHibinoJPN
78AranxtaRusNED

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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.