Miami Open Masters draw is out

Počinje Masters turnir u Majamiju, Novak slobodan na startu

Singles draw has been made for the Miami Open presented by Itaú, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2016, taking place at Crandon Park from March 23 to April 3.

World no.1 and five-time champion Novak Djokovic is a top seed and has a first round BYE. He will open his title defence against Kyle Edmund (GBR, ATP no.87).

Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:

3rd round: Martin Klizan (SVK, 25), Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
4th round: Dominik Thiem (AUT, 14), Feliciano Lopez (ESP, 21)
Quarter-finals: Tomas Berdych (CZE, 7), Richard Gasquet (FRA,10), Benoit Paire (FRA, 20)
Semi-finals: David Ferrer (ESP, 8), Marin Cilic (CRO, 11)
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 2), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 4), Rafael Nadal (ESP, 5), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 6), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 9)

Last year, Novak beat Andy Murray in the final 7-6, 4-6, 6-0, becoming the only man to win the Indian Wells-Miami title double for a third time.

Djokovic will be looking to add his sixth Miami crown to his collection of 27 Masters titles, following triumphs in 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

The Serb, biding for his fourth title of the year, has a 36-5 event record in Miami, the site of his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 triumph.

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