Five-time champion Novak Djokovic is No. 1 seed
MIAMI – World No. 1 Novak Djokoivc, fresh off his victory in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, is the No. 1 seed in the 2016 Miami Open men’s singles main draw. The five-time champion will compete for his third consecutive Miami Open title and fourth ATP title of the 2016 season.
Two-time champion Andy Murray received the No. 2 seed followed by Roger Federer, who is making his return to the purple courts of Key Biscayne after not playing in last year’s event.
Defending Roland Garros champion, Stan Wawrinka, and four-time Miami Open finalist Rafael Nadal round out the top five seeds.
The draw ceremony, held at the Itaú Experience onsite at the Miami Open, was assisted by ATP player David Ferrer, who is the tournament’s No. 8 seed. He faces a potential quarterfinal showdown with Federer if both advance to that round. Djokovic drew No. 7 Tomas Berdych as his potential quarterfinal opponent. The quarterfinals could also see a matchup between Wawrinka and Nadal.
Juan Martin del Potro, who continues his comeback from wrist surgery drew fellow Argentine Guido Pella in the first round. The winner of that match will face Federer in the second round.
Last night the women’s singles main draw was announced at the Lacoste Boutique on Lincoln Road in South Beach. WTA players Dominika Cibulkova and Christina McHale assisted with the ceremony. Three-time defending champion Serena Williams is the No. 1 seed for a tournament-record seventh time. Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbine Muguruza, and Simona Halep were seeds No. 2-5, respectively.
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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.
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.
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