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2023 Miami Open Draw: Carlos Alcaraz Eyes Sunshine Double

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The 2023 Miami Open draw is full, and recent off his victory in Indian Wells, newly topped world primary Carlos Alcaraz has his eyes on defending his title and finishing the Sunshine Double.

Like Indian Wells, there’s no Novak Djokovic, as he was once more denied entry to the USA, nor Rafael Nadal, who’s now dropped out of the highest 10 for the primary time in 912 weeks as he continues his rehab from an belly damage.

Jack Draper can be lacking with an belly tear which he picked up in Indian Wells, together with Seb Korda, who has not performed since injuring his wrist on the Australian Open.

Major draw motion kicks off on Wednesday, twenty second of March, with 96 gamers vying for a share of $8,800,000 in prize cash; you can see the 32 seeds and all the males’s draw under, together with a PDF drawsheet.

2023 Miami Open Seeds

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  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  3. Casper Ruud
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Félix Auger-Aliassime
  6. Andrey Rublev
  7. Holger Rune
  8. Hubert Hurkacz
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Jannik Sinner
  11. Cameron Norrie
  12. Frances Tiafoe
  13. Alexander Zverev
  14. Karen Khachanov
  15. Alex de Minaur
  16. Tommy Paul
  17. Borna Ćorić
  18. Lorenzo Musetti
  19. Matteo Berrettini
  20. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  21. Grigor Dimitrov
  22. Roberto Bautista Agut
  23. Daniel Evans
  24. Denis Shapovalov
  25. Francisco Cerúndolo
  26. Botic van de Zandschulp
  27. Sebastián Báez
  28. Yoshihito Nishioka
  29. Miomir Kecmanović
  30. Maxime Cressy
  31. Diego Schwartzman
  32. Ben Shelton

2023 Miami Open Draw

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Prime Half

  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Bye
  • Felipe Meligeni Alves (Q) vs Facundo Bagnis
  • Andy Murray vs Dusan Lajovic
  • Bye vs Maxime Cressy (30)
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (20) vs Bye
  • Oscar Otte vs Brandon Nakashima
  • Marc-Andrea Huesler vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Bye vs Tommy Paul (16)
  • Taylor Fritz (9) vs Bye
  • Emilio Nava (WC) vs John Isner
  • Guido Pella (PR) vs Juan Pablo Varillas
  • Bye vs Denis Shapovalov (24)
  • Diego Schwartzman (31) vs Bye
  • Yibing Wu vs Kyle Edmund (PR)
  • Pedro Cachin vs Marton Fucsovics
  • Bye vs Holger Rune (7)
  • Casper Ruud (3) vs Bye
  • Ilya Ivashka vs Daniel Altmaier (Q)
  • Alexei Popyrin vs Mikael Ymer
  • Bye vs Botic van de Zandschulp (26)
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (22) vs Bye
  • Emil Ruusuvuori vs Nuno Borges (Q)
  • Taro Daniel (WC) vs Arthur Rinderknech
  • Bye vs Alexander Zverev (13)
  • Jannik Sinner (10) vs Bye
  • Alexsander Vukic (Q) vs Laslo Djere
  • Fabio Fognini vs Jan-Lennard Struff (Q)
  • Bye vs Grigor Dimitrov (21)
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (29) vs Bye
  • Ugo Humbert vs Gael Monfils (PR)
  • Alexander Bublik vs J.J. Wolf
  • Bye vs Andrey Rublev (6)

Backside Half

  • Hubert Hurkacz (8) vs Bye
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis (LL) vs Zizou Bergs (WC)
  • Adrian Mannarino vs Juncheng Shang (WC)
  • Bye vs Ben Shelton (32)
  • Borna Coric (17) vs Bye
  • Christopher Eubanks (Q) vs Denis Kudla
  • Gregoire Barrere vs Roman Safiuilin
  • Bye vs Cameron Norrie (11)
  • Alex de Minaur (15) vs Bye
  • Pedro Martinez vs Quentin Halys
  • Daniel Elahi Galan vs Mackenzie McDonald
  • Bye vs Matteo Berrettini (19)
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (28) vs Bye
  • Alex Molcan vs Jordan Thompson
  • Roberto Carballes Baena vs Bernabe Zapata Miralles
  • Bye vs Daniil Medvedev (4)
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (5) vs Bye
  • Thiago Monteiro vs Jason Kubler
  • Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Jaume Munar
  • Bye vs Francisco Cerundolo (25)
  • Daniel Evans (23) vs Bye
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs Dominic Thiem (WC)
  • Yosuke Watanuki (Q) vs Benoit Paire (Q)
  • Bye vs Frances Tiafoe (12)
  • Karen Khachanov (14) vs Bye
  • Pavel Kotov (Q) vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry
  • Federico Coria vs Jiri Lehecka
  • Bye vs Lorenzo Musetti (18)
  • Sebastian Baez (27) vs Bye
  • Marcos Giron vs Cristian Garin (Q)
  • Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell
  • Bye vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (2)

Pull PDF drawsheet

Ideas on the Draw

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The highest seed is Carlos Alcaraz, and he has an fascinating draw to navigate with a possible third-round assembly with Andy Murray.

Murray has been again in good type and sometimes performs nicely in Miami, so I’d wish to see that match occur and see if Murray could cause him any issues like he’s finished with the likes of Kyrgios. Nonetheless, the Brit has to get via Dusan Lajovic and Maxime Cressy to make that occur, which isn’t straightforward.

From there, Alcaraz is seeded to face ninth seed Taylor Fritz or seventh seed Holger Rune within the quarter-finals and will face off towards Jannik Sinner within the semi-finals, whom he beat on the identical stage in Indian Wells.

Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud are the opposite high seeds on this half, with Ruud defending large factors from his runners-up place final yr.

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Within the backside half, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the second seed and might be seeking to bounce again from his early loss in Indian Wells.

The Greek has been nursing a shoulder downside not too long ago, however he’s had two weeks of relaxation which ought to have helped. He’s seeded to satisfy seventh seed Felix Auger-Aliassime within the final eight. Frances Tiafoe and Karen Khacahnov are additionally on this quarter.

Indian Wells runner-up Daniil Medvedev additionally finds himself within the backside half of the draw. He’s seeded to satisfy Matteo Berrettini within the fourth spherical and Hubert Hurkacz or Cameron Norrie within the quarter-finals. 

Primarily based on his present type Berrettini doesn’t appear a lot of a menace, having misplaced early in Palm Spring and on the Phoenix Challenger, he entered final week.

Hurkacz lifted the Miami crown in 2021 and made final yr’s semi-final, so he likes the situations right here, and that might be a tough opponent for Medvedev ought to they meet. 

Primarily based on the draw, wanting previous Alcaraz, Hurkacz, Medvedev and Sinner as gamers who can do nicely is troublesome.

Zverev is one to observe to see if he continues his enchancment post-injury, and I’d anticipate Tiafoe to be there or thereabouts.

Kecmanovic also can play nicely within the Florida warmth, and Ruud is a little bit of an unknown, given the beginning of his season.

Attention-grabbing First-Spherical Matches

The opening rounds look fairly skinny to date when it comes to high quality or potential for pleasure, however these are my picks:

  • Alexander Bublik vs JJ Wolf
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs Dominic Thiem
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis (LL) vs Zizou Bergs (WC)
  • Yosuke Watanuki (Q) vs Benoit Paire (Q)
  • Marcos Giron vs Cristian Garin (Q)

What do you guys consider the Miami Open Draw? Will Alcaraz full the Sunshine Double? Let me know within the feedback.

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