Singles draw has been made for the Miami Open presented by Itaú, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2018, taking place at Crandon Park from March 21 to April 1.
Six-time titlist Novak Djokovic is no.9 seed and has a first round BYE. He will open campaign against world no.47 Benoit Paire of France (1-0 H2H) on Friday.
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Filip Krajinovic (SRB, 22)
4th round: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 5), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 26)
Quarter-finals: Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 3), Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 13), Milos Raonic (CAN, 20)
Semi-finals: Marin Cilic (CRO, 2), David Goffin (BEL, 7), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 12), John Isner (USA, 14), Hyeon Chung (KOR, 19)…
Finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 1), Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Kevin Anderson (RSA, 6), Jack Sock (USA, 8), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 10), Sam Querrey (USA, 11)…
Last year, Novak missed the 33rd edition of the event due to an elbow injury.
Djokovic was crowned Miami champion in 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.