The singles draw has been made for the Sony Open Tennis in Miami, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2014, taking place from March 19-30.
The two-week combined event features the top men’s and women’s tennis players.
World no.2 and three-time former champion Novak Djokovic is second seed and has a first-round BYE. He will open his campaign against no.48-ranked Jeremy Chardy.
The 26-year-old Belgrade native will play his second round match on Friday, March 21, at 15.00 local time (20.00 CET). He holds a perfect 7-0 H2H record against the Frenchman.
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Florian Mayer (GER, 30)
4th round: Tommy Robredo (ESP, 16), Ernests Gulbis (LAT, 21)
Quarter-finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 6), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 11)
Semi-finals: David Ferrer (ESP, 4), Roger Federer (SUI, 5), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 15)
Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 1), Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI, 3), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 7)…
Last year, Novak lost to German Tommy Haas in round 4.
Djokovic will be looking to add his fourth Sony Open crown to his collection of 17 Masters titles, following triumphs in 2007 (d. Canas), 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2012 (d. Murray).
The Serb, biding for his second title of the year, has a 26-5 event record in Miami, the site of his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 triumph.
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