2003 Tennis Masters Series Miami Odds

March 18, 2003

TENNIS MASTERS SERIES - MIAMI
FORECASTS
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ODDS PLAYER THE SKINNY
3-1
Lleyton Hewitt Only obstacle on path to SF for the streaking Aussie is a possible R16 meeting with James Blake, other than that his draw is quite agreeable and he's definitely in form and playing the best tennis on the men's side.
4-1
Andre Agassi

Despite a bum shoulder and a tough draw, the popular champion simply own Key Biscayne having won the last two years and five times overall.

7-1
Marat Safin Hot-headed Russian has a virtual walk to the quarterfinals.
7-1
Roger Federer 2002 runner-up's draw sets up nicely with a potential showdown with Safin in the quarterfinals.
8-1
Andy Roddick

Very tough draw with players like Pavel, Schuettler, Youhzny and Ljubicic who all have wins over the 20-year-old. But since it is his backyard, good things should come.

10-1
Sebastien Grosjean South Florida resident first came into prominence reaching the finals in 1999.
15-1
Carlos Moya Will have a tough test getting by Spadea and then Grosjean in the Miami heat.
20-1
Jiri Novak Smiling Jiri is the favorite in his section and is poised to turn in his best Miami performance.
25-1
Gustavo Kuerten Brazilian is hot, but will have to get thru Agassi.
25-1
Taylor Dent Surging American could get a good look at a quarterfinal if he can get by Krajicek.
30-1
Younes El Aynaoui Energetic Moroccan looking for a breakthru TMS.
30-1
James Blake As long as Hewitt is around, his chances are limited.
40-1
Paradorn Srichaphan Struggling Thai has a good draw to do well, but he can find his form again.
40-1
Rainer Schuettler The Race No. 2 may run into Roddick again, can he win a third straight? Numbers are not on his side.
60-1
Vince Spadea Local native always gets jacked up for Miami and usually scores the upset. A QF run could be in the cards.
70-1
Marcelo Rios Former champion has a draw he could damage with, if his body and mind are into it.
Semifinals: Hewitt d. Roddick, Agassi d. Federer
Final: Hewitt d. Agassi

 

Women:
Semifinals: Serena d. Clijsters; Venus d. Coetzer
Final: Serena d. Venus

 

 



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