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SamuelMertensBertens
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Simona Halep is back!

Not an easy draw though. Paula Badosa in R1 and if she gets past her Aryna Sabalenka and her new teeth await in R2.

The rest of the draw can be seen here, and of course we are two matches away from another Swiatek vs Noskova match.

Women's:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Miami_Open_–_Women's_singles
Men's:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Miami_Open_–_Men's_singles
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Report Angela Rebecchi March 25, 2024 10:46 PM GMT
Crowd loving Hubi !
Report Angela Rebecchi March 25, 2024 11:01 PM GMT
wisey, can Gael get a set off King Carlos ?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 25, 2024 11:17 PM GMT

Mar 25, 2024 -- 11:32PM, wisewords wrote:


can't believe they're making me wait for Jess vs Emma


Battle of the Billionaires.

Report wisewords March 25, 2024 11:26 PM GMT

Mar 26, 2024 -- 12:01AM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


wisey, can Gael get a set off King Carlos ?


maybe!!

Report wisewords March 25, 2024 11:48 PM GMT

Mar 26, 2024 -- 12:17AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Mar 25, 2024 -- 10:32PM, wisewords wrote:can't believe they're making me wait for Jess vs EmmaBattle of the Billionaires.


how do you predict this one going?

Report wisewords March 25, 2024 11:59 PM GMT
thank you Grigor for winning a 2 set match in 47 minutes!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 26, 2024 12:03 AM GMT
lil Bill to win.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 26, 2024 12:18 AM GMT
The Gael rooooar ! JMDP will have enjoyed that !
Report Angela Rebecchi March 26, 2024 12:19 AM GMT
Carlos would have been in awe of the JMDP sledgehammer forehand !
Report edy March 26, 2024 2:13 AM GMT
All hopes rest on Erika now to save the night.
Report edy March 26, 2024 2:28 PM GMT
I think Mina Hodzic just said "Halt doch mal dein Maul" to/about some local fans/kids in the stands after she had sent a forehand long to go set point down.
Report edy March 26, 2024 2:46 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/CTennisNation/status/1772038131962851759

No sportsmanship award for that guy this year imo.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 26, 2024 6:09 PM GMT
Crowd for Aza off the charts here, packed house !
Report Journeyman March 26, 2024 6:43 PM GMT
Journeyman • March 25, 2024 7:41 PM GMT
Musetti booked a solid win over Safiullin on the back of an improved showing at IW. I'm a believer that can going to rocket back from the doldrums this year and Shelton maybe a bit short at 1.4 if Musetti really si starting to fire again. Still only 22 remember.


Musetti was 3.55 pre. My upset radar's definitely been on since the start of the year.

I'm a big fan though and together with my boy Fonseca they could be luring me to more ATP interest this year.
Report Journeyman March 26, 2024 6:46 PM GMT
Is this the key to the resurgent Lorenzo

www.sportskeeda.com/tennis/news-biggest-victory-nothing-compares-birth-ludovico-lorenzo-musetti-baby-son-girlfriend-veronica-confalonieri-s-support-miami-open
Report Journeyman March 26, 2024 7:16 PM GMT
Vika back on court. They found a power cable apparently
Report edy March 26, 2024 7:36 PM GMT
Being named after the great Paolo Lorenzi, Musetti was always destined for greatness himself.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 26, 2024 8:00 PM GMT

Mar 26, 2024 -- 7:09PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Crowd for Aza off the charts here, packed house !


Who needs a packed house when you got Mike Tyson in the house?

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 26, 2024 9:03 PM GMT
this is old but what a classic conversation between Poots and her coach.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHwN6QnWAAEh6j3?format=jpg&name=small
Report Angela Rebecchi March 26, 2024 9:07 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 26, 2024 11:45 PM GMT

Mar 25, 2024 -- 7:34AM, edy wrote:


Thought Erika Andreeva at the altitude of San Luis Potosi could potentially be fun this week, but from a look at her results she hasn't been a complete disaster at altitude in the past.


Watching Cornet play in this altitude. You could beat her here, that's how bad she is these days Sad

Report Angela Rebecchi March 26, 2024 11:58 PM GMT
Hubi foot !!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 26, 2024 11:59 PM GMT
never seen Hubi that mad.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2024 12:00 AM GMT
yeah I was thinking that too !
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2024 2:00 AM GMT
Sakkari levels, Ryba 1.03 on the ropes !
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 27, 2024 2:07 AM GMT
and we're in for a late finish.
Report edy March 27, 2024 6:22 AM GMT
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4_4pomAPq-/

No Riske-Amritraj on the luscious lawns of England this year.
Report edy March 27, 2024 6:29 AM GMT
L. Fruhvirtova and Carle need to slow it down and play some longer points already if they want to beat Sorribes Tormo's and Todoni's 4h14min.
Report edy March 27, 2024 6:37 AM GMT
Think that SST match might well have been the second longest ever women's match with ball people and a regular number of games (i.e. not extended two game advantage slam matches of old).
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 27, 2024 5:50 PM GMT

Mar 27, 2024 -- 7:22AM, edy wrote:


https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4_4pomAPq-/No Riske-Amritraj on the luscious lawns of England this year.


Finally justice for TGMTEL!

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 27, 2024 5:56 PM GMT
trainer incoming for CaGa (shoulder, which she's had an issue with all tournament).
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 27, 2024 11:19 PM GMT
the 2nd week big tournament lull Love
Report wisewords March 27, 2024 11:26 PM GMT
Happy
Report wisewords March 27, 2024 11:28 PM GMT

Mar 26, 2024 -- 3:28PM, edy wrote:


I think Mina Hodzic just said "Halt doch mal dein Maul" to/about some local fans/kids in the stands after she had sent a forehand long to go set point down.


how rude!

Report wisewords March 27, 2024 11:38 PM GMT
I thought edy would have posted something about Erika by now
Report wisewords March 27, 2024 11:56 PM GMT
is Jess back??
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 12:03 AM GMT

Mar 28, 2024 -- 12:28AM, wisewords wrote:


Mar 26, 2024 --  2:28PM, edy wrote:I think Mina Hodzic just said "Halt doch mal dein Maul" to/about some local fans/kids in the stands after she had sent a forehand long to go set point down.how rude!


Stephanie Tanner fan?

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 12:09 AM GMT

Mar 28, 2024 -- 12:56AM, wisewords wrote:


is Jess back??


EA is a tricky customer.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 12:10 AM GMT
But a win here would be a nice boost to her ranking points tally.
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 12:16 AM GMT
why is Iga so scared of night matches?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 12:27 AM GMT
it's mostly when it's cold, no? And it means bigger risk for injury. Or really late hours.
Maybe she's a morning person.
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 12:33 AM GMT
many people believe she prefers day session matches, and requests them whenever possible
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 12:34 AM GMT
Osty owned her hard in the night session match at US Open last year, for example
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 12:39 AM GMT

Mar 28, 2024 -- 1:33AM, wisewords wrote:


many people believe she prefers day session matches, and requests them whenever possible


oh I'm sure that's true. Think Rafa is the same.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 28, 2024 2:36 AM GMT
https://twitter.com/Tennis/status/1773169577297391900

Danielle talking about her retirement decision and shutting people like me up Blush
I didn't know it was related to her chances of getting pregnant.
Report edy March 28, 2024 3:26 AM GMT
Soccer mum wants to be a real soccer mum. Love
Report edy March 28, 2024 3:30 AM GMT
Sorry, soccer mom of course.
Report edy March 28, 2024 4:29 AM GMT
Cocciaretto survived a 2-5 final set deficit and three match points in two different games to get past Zidansek. Took a medical timeout at 0-3 down in the third set as well, though.....that looked a bit tactical.
Report edy March 28, 2024 1:14 PM GMT
Djokovic and Goran split amicably.
Report edy March 28, 2024 1:22 PM GMT
https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comments/1bp0y6u/raul_brancaccio_from_naples_former_121_on_being/

Raul Brancaccio alleges that people rooted for his French opponent, Herbert, for betting reasons even though he was the local boy from Naples.
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 9:30 PM GMT

Mar 28, 2024 -- 4:30AM, edy wrote:


Sorry, soccer mom of course.


duh.

Report wisewords March 28, 2024 9:32 PM GMT
the funky Rybakina mugging
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 9:33 PM GMT
Vika loving Miami. her home tournament kinda
Report Angela Rebecchi March 28, 2024 10:54 PM GMT
Luke the Nuke rules supreme before the Carlos vs Grigor blockbuster, what a night, what a feast !!
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 11:05 PM GMT
you ate Luke Littler?
Report wisewords March 28, 2024 11:11 PM GMT
Toad you're a big ATP man. what's your predicted final showdown this weekend?
Report Angela Rebecchi March 28, 2024 11:23 PM GMT
Sinner vs Carlos, though hoping it's not plain sailing. Grigor gets the break ! How do you see it wisey ?

My friend worked out my dominos order, over 7,000 calories apparently, that's not including the Dr Pepper !
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 29, 2024 12:18 AM GMT
Iron Mike in the house again.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 29, 2024 12:45 AM GMT
Incredible match from Grigor ExcitedLove
Report Angela Rebecchi March 29, 2024 12:46 AM GMT
Whoever snap layed that early £50k lump will be a very happy punter indeed !
Report edy March 29, 2024 8:11 AM GMT
One of the Davis Cup Finals groups is being played in Zhuhai this year....without China being in that group (or otherwise in the Davis Cup Finals).
Report edy March 29, 2024 8:11 AM GMT
Germany, USA, Slovakia and Chile are in that group.
Report Journeyman March 29, 2024 11:43 AM GMT
My friend worked out my dominos order, over 7,000 calories apparently, that's not including the Dr Pepper !

Laugh As long as it tasted good
Report Journeyman March 29, 2024 11:46 AM GMT
Unlucky Vika but rooting for DRC now to put herself (sort of) in the US spotlight
Report edy March 29, 2024 12:34 PM GMT
I hope you will not also indulge on an entire easter egg in just one day.

https://news.sky.com/story/do-not-eat-a-whole-easter-egg-in-one-go-nhs-doctor-urges-13102425

.
Report edy March 29, 2024 12:40 PM GMT
Bartunkova just increased her streak of lost tiebreaks to 9. Last won a tiebreak in September.
Report edy March 29, 2024 3:38 PM GMT
Oliveira continues to be attacked by a vicious moth or butterfly.
Report wisewords March 29, 2024 8:05 PM GMT
edy have you heard about Rebel and Karolina?
Report wisewords March 29, 2024 8:06 PM GMT
also Erin and Gabi made the final!!
Report edy March 29, 2024 8:16 PM GMT

Mar 29, 2024 -- 9:05PM, wisewords wrote:


edy have you heard about Rebel and Karolina?


yes, you?

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 30, 2024 1:49 AM GMT
top ten for Grigor!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 30, 2024 2:04 AM GMT
no wonder Karo gets injured a lot Sad Rebel is a big woman that will put pressure on your joints Sad
Report edy March 30, 2024 6:35 PM GMT
The Makarova that barely anybody offers odds for anymore today retired with her opponent leading 5-3 30-0.
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:20 PM GMT
this is a very exciting final. a popcorn match!
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:25 PM GMT
feisty Danielle in full blown FEISTY MODE
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:26 PM GMT
hey edy, any idea where Arconada's been? she turned up at Charleston qualies today
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:41 PM GMT
this would be very nice for Danielle if she won a huge tournament in her final season. not 100% she's gonna make it but would be very happy for her if she can pull it through
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:44 PM GMT
the tide is turning a bit here
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 8:48 PM GMT
come on dreamy Danielle
Report edy March 30, 2024 9:12 PM GMT

Mar 30, 2024 -- 9:26PM, wisewords wrote:


hey edy, any idea where Arconada's been? she turned up at Charleston qualies today


rehabbing

Report wisewords March 30, 2024 9:12 PM GMT
it belongs to Dreamboat Danielle Collins!!!!!
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 9:25 PM GMT
Rybakina looks awkward stood behind DRC as she makes her speech Laugh
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 9:31 PM GMT
Danielle to reverse her retirement decision and win the next 20 Grand Slams in a row
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 9:31 PM GMT
Danielle and Elena definitely aren't friends outside of the court. Rybakina has looked so awkward during this whole ceremony
Report wisewords March 30, 2024 9:35 PM GMT
the legend of dreamboat Danielle Rose Collins WTA Miami Masters 1000 Champion will live on forever!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 31, 2024 3:51 AM BST

Mar 30, 2024 -- 10:31PM, wisewords wrote:


Danielle to reverse her retirement decision and win the next 20 Grand Slams in a row


she's not gonna reverse it. She wants kids nowish. MAYBE she'll have kids Wozniacki style and THEN return to the tour once she's all done with that if her body is cooperating. It was cool that she won this title though. She has been one of the best players (when playing her peak stuff) over the past 5 years and doesn't get credit enough. Just look at outright markets, she's never near the top for big tournaments.

Report edy March 31, 2024 7:52 AM BST
Catherine Harrison lost the first set from a 5-0* 0-40 lead today in the Kofu final (but won the match in the end)
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 31, 2024 5:06 PM BST

Mar 30, 2024 -- 10:25PM, wisewords wrote:


Rybakina looks awkward stood behind DRC as she makes her speech


she's missing Aryna and her silly antics in these situations.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 31, 2024 7:32 PM BST
Anisimova hasn't withdrawn from Charleston yet! Take that you haters.
Report wisewords March 31, 2024 7:48 PM BST
YES!
Report wisewords March 31, 2024 7:49 PM BST
Team Funky Kenin won Miami doubles, beating Gabi and Erin Sad
Report Journeyman March 31, 2024 8:07 PM BST
I discussed this with caramba a while back but DRC winning a slam was always going to be fantastic for tennis in the States.
Ok Miami is about three (four?) steps back from a slam but it's a big one and it's fantasic she's landed it (convincingly too, against one of the fake big 3).

Let's have some chat show appearances on Kimmel etc even while she runs the clock down for having kids etc. Come on America this is a true apple pie local sports heroine that ticks all the boxes.
Report Journeyman March 31, 2024 8:08 PM BST
Oh and I'm closing the book on Osaka. She's entered into enough to convince me she's not going to vanish into the air for clay season so yes she's going to hit 20.
Report edy March 31, 2024 8:35 PM BST
Naomi even chose to play Rouen instead of Stuttgart to get easier opponents and possibly more match play on the dirt.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 31, 2024 9:48 PM BST
yeah, Naomi's recent tweet about looking forward to the clay sealed it for me.
Would be great if the talk shows got Collins on. Amercian, great looks and that feisty personality Americans love (funnily enough she's been rather reserved on court this year when I have been watching) and also a medical situation which will win her lots of sympathy. They should have marketed Sloane harder 7-8 years ago but they probably figured "nah, we have Serena so why bother". But they don't now.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 31, 2024 9:49 PM BST
Battle of the big bottle girls currently happening in Charleston.
Report wisewords March 31, 2024 11:33 PM BST
edy why did Laura and Vera stop playing doubles together? they won WTA Finals last season and then just stopped..
Report wisewords March 31, 2024 11:36 PM BST
Miami's a 1000 event so in theory a 3rd step level tourney behind winning a slam and winning the WTA Finals/Olympics. but Miami always seems a poor 1000 event when it comes right after Indian Wells which always gets alot of attention. would you say Indian Wells is the best 1000 tournament of the season?
Report wisewords March 31, 2024 11:37 PM BST
and I agree, it's definitely a fake big 3 ExcitedHappy
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 1, 2024 12:41 AM BST

Mar 31, 2024 -- 11:36PM, wisewords wrote:


Miami's a 1000 event so in theory a 3rd step level tourney behind winning a slam and winning the WTA Finals/Olympics. but Miami always seems a poor 1000 event when it comes right after Indian Wells which always gets alot of attention. would you say Indian Wells is the best 1000 tournament of the season?


IW is called the 5th Slam for a reason. The top names come there fresh as most will have had a relaxed schedule since the US Open, and there's no Slam to worry about in the near future as is the case with Madrid and Rome and the NA hardcourt summer masters. If you look at the men's side, it's almost unheard of that someone plays Miami and skips IW whereas the other way around has been rather common in recent years as Rafa, Novak and Roger have all done that at various times.

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