Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Set to Reunite in Packed Field at Miami Open 2021

Published 02/26/2021, 12:36 AM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


After crossing Melbourne Park, the tennis world can now turn its eyes towards Miami Gardens for the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year. The Miami Open 2021 has announced its entry list, and it must have made every tennis-loving heart pound.

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Since the Indian Wells Masters got postponed, the Miami Masters is the only Sunshine event the players will get this year. It is set to be bigger than ever, bringing all top players together once again.

The tournament will run from March 24 to April 4 with qualifiers on March 22-23. It is a 1000 point event for both men and women, with 96 talented players competing for the glorious title.

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Men’s entry list for Miami Open 2021

At the top of the heap is Serbian World No. 1 and reigning Australian Open champion, Novak Djokovic. Following him is the 20-time Grand Slam champion from Spain, Rafael Nadal.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 24: John Isner of the United States reacts during his match against Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain during Day 7 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 24, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

2021 Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev and 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem take third and fourth place, respectively. In the fifth position, the reigning Miami Open champion Roger Federer will be standing strong.

Other than the Top 5, the 2018 and 2019 ATP Finals winners Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev also made the list. The three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka will also compete for the Sunshine glory.

Young challengers such as Denis Shapovalov (21), Alex De Minaur (22), and Jannik Sinner (19) will also be on the lookout. The 2018 Miami Open champion John Isner, former World No. 6 Gael Monfils, and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios will be ready to entertain too.

In short, the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami is the next destination for explosive tennis matches. Across two weeks, the world will witness the Miami Open 2021 winner emerge among the 96 standing.

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Women’s entry list in Miami

The reigning Miami Open champion and World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is the top seed in women. Coming in second place is the four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

Apart from them will be the 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, bidding for her ninth Miami Open title. The warhorse Simona Halep, the talented Sofia Kenin, the elusive Elina Svitolina, and the Herculean Aryna Sabalenka will also grace Miami.

The past, the present, and the future of women’s tennis will also come together in Miami The former World No. 1’s Venus Williams, Karolina Pliskova, and Garbine Muguruza will set challenges for Belinda Bencic, Jennifer Brady, and Coco Gauff.

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The list of men and women for the Miami Open is filled with those with an unprecedented passion for the sport. Come March and April, fans are in for a big treat.

Who will wear the crown in Miami this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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