Novak Djokovic will play in this year’s Miami Open which begins on March 23 and will conclude on April 5. The ATP Masters 1000 event is one of the biggest titles on the ATP World Tour. Miami Masters, along with the Indian Wells Masters makes up the ‘Sunshine Double.’
Miami Open is also considered one of the biggest tournaments outside of the Majors. It boasts of one of the highest number of attendances each year, other than the Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic participation confirmed
Miami Open has confirmed that Djokovic will play in this edition of the event. The Serb has a very good track record at the tournament, having won the Masters six times in his career. Djokovic, along with Andre Agassi, holds the record for most titles at the event. He will look to become the sole record holder this year.
The Miami Open is also the very first ATP 1000 title Novak won, way back in 2007. He has since become the only man to win all 9 Masters titles. Moreover, he also has a total of 34 Masters titles which is the second most in the sport’s history. Should he capture the title again this year, he will equal Rafael Nadal’s record tally of 35 Masters titles.
Roger Federer is a distant third with 28 Masters titles under his belt.
Fresh off capturing his 17th Grand Slam title, World No. 1 @djokernole confirms he's coming to Miami!
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) February 4, 2020
Novak said some nice things about the event after confirming his participation.
“I love coming back to play in Miami because it’s home to some of the greatest tennis fans in the world.”
This is high praise indeed from the World No. 1. Especially given his love-hate relationship with tennis fans in general. Miami, though, is somewhat different to most other venues. Fans here appreciate good tennis, and it does not get better than the Serbian.
Djokovic will look to continue his great start to the season after winning the ATP Cup and Australian Open. While the hard courts are different Down Under than those in the USA, it is still Nole’s best surface.
Roger Federer won the event last season, which was also his 101st career title. He is scheduled to try and defend his title this year. Most top players will play in the event given it’s a Masters tournament.