Calendar, schedules, prize money, favorites in Miami Open 2023

Carlos Alcaraz e Every Swiatek they will reach Miami Open 2023 as reigning champions. As was the case in Indian Wells 2023, the tennis organizations have fought because Novak Djokovic could play the American tournament, but the news has been the same. The Serbian will have to wait a few months for the country’s regulations to change and to be able to return on the summer tour. Even so, the circuit does not stop and there are great incentives that will make the Miami Open 2023 an entertaining tournament, with some as favourites, and others looking to find the right path and regain the confidence they once had in their game.

Miami Open 2023 Schedule and Schedule

The second Masters 1000 of the men’s circuit and the third WTA 1000 of the women’s will take place from March 19 to April 2. It arrives on a date in which most of the players will have had a few days of transition between the two American Masters 1000, although there will be some, such as Matteo Berrettini or Gael Monfils, who will arrive after having tried their luck in the Challenger of Phoenix, a tournament that has brought together great tennis players in an unexpected way.

On March 19, the Miami Open will kick off with women’s qualifying rounds. The sessions will be divided into a day session, which starts at 11:00 a.m. local time, that is, 4:00 p.m., Spanish peninsular time, and a night session that will start at 7:00 p.m. in the afternoon, time in Miami, 00:00 at night in Spain. As of Wednesday March 29 (the day the men’s quarterfinals begin) the day session will be delayed a couple of hours (1:00 p.m. local time), with the two finals remaining in this last change.

Draw for final draws and seedings at Miami Open 2023

Although Novak Djokovic is still registered on the Miami Open 2023 Entry List, it is understood that the Serb will drop out of the tournament hours before the draw, as he would do with Indian Wells 2023 if there are no last minute major changes. As in Indian Wells, the first seed would be Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Taylor Fritz would be leading the main draw.

The draw ceremony for the women’s main draw of the Miami Open 2023 will be next Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. local time, 7:00 p.m. peninsular time. Despite the fact that there is no specific public date for the men, this would be Monday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. Spanish time.

Prize money and ranking points at stake at the Miami Open 2023

In the men’s draw, the Miami Open 2023 has increased the financial prize that is distributed in the tournament adding 600,185 dollars (total of 10,155,105 dollars), while in the women’s there has also been an increase of more than 200,000 dollars to be distributed between all players participating in the US event ($8,800,000 total).

The winner and the winner of the Miami Open 2023 will receive the same amount of economic prize 1,262,220, in addition to the 1,000 points in the ranking currently defended by Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek. He and the finalist will take a little more than half of the prize of the champions.

Absences and favorites at the Miami Open 2023

Among the great absentees, two names stand out above the rest: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Serb had no choice but to refuse to participate in these tournaments due to his vaccination status and the current US regulations regarding covid-19, which will change in a few weeks. Despite trying until the last moment, Novak did not receive news about his exemption, which made him get off Indian Wells and, although he continues to appear on the Miami list, it does not seem that they are going to make an exception with the number one in the world.

Another of the great absences is Rafa Nadal. The Spaniard was leaving the 2023 Australian Open with a large muscle tear, as defined by the player himself. Already from the hour in which he announced his injury, the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami were at a dangerous limit that would finally make Nadal focus on the clay court tour that is just around the corner. Pablo Carreño Busta, Nick Kyrgios or Marin Cilic are other players who have already confirmed their losses in the second Masters 1000 of the year. On the female side, Garbiñe Muguruza already announced a few weeks ago that she was taking a break to meet again and be able to give the best version of herself again on the tennis court.

If the physicist respects him, Carlos Alcaraz is assumed to be one of the great favorites, who will also seek to revalidate the title. A year ago he began to display his best level on the Miami courts, something that will surely give him confidence, in addition to continuing to fight to recover the number one ranking. Iga Swiatek has ballots to repeat, although a great Aryna Sabalenka appears on the horizon with great dominance on hard court.

Where to watch TV and online the Miami Open 2023

The men’s main draw can be followed through Movistar+ in Spain, the women’s being broadcast between DAZN and Teledeporte. In Latin America, those in charge are ESPN and Star+. Worldwide, there is the possibility of having the TennisTV platform, which offers coverage of all the men’s matches of the Miami Open 2023.


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