The Miami Masters draw just came out. After last week’s unbalanced draw, this one is maybe a little more balanced. Not by much, if at all, as a look over it again.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are again the Top 2 seeds. But in Rafa’s top half by my faulty eye I no former champions whereas on the bottom there’s Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and even Nikolay Davydenko.
The men’s 4th RDs by seeding look like this:
Nadal v Fognini
Raonic v Del Potro
Wawrinka v Haas
Isner v Berdych
Federer v Gasquet
Dimitrov v Ferrer
Murray v Tsonga
Djokovic v Robredo
I won’t make a finals pick here but Rafa’s draw looks decent though Lleyton Hewitt and even Dmitry Tursunov could trouble him. Juan Martin Del Potro I don’t think is 100% and Raonic/Berdych/Isner/Wawrinka is meh.
In the bottom, i’m discounting defending champion Murray who just isn’t playing well enough to win and also Ferrer who’s coming back from a leg injury.
Roger could start with Ivo Karlovic, then the improving Fernando Verdasco before Gasquet and then Ferrer.
Novak opens against either Monaco or Chardy, then Mayer then the potentially Gulbis. He should be a lock for the semis.
Men’s and women’s main draw matches begin on Wednesday.
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