Yes, there’s a massive equal prize money debate raging, but oh by the way, the Miami Masters begins Wednesday with half the first round on court, men and women.
Juan Martin del Potro leads the men on opening day along with Fernando Verdasco, former semifinalist Juan Monaco and 18-year-olds Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz.
Del Potro meets Guido Pella with the winner advancing to meet Roger Federer Friday afternoon. The winner of Kyle Edmund-Jiri Vesely will face 5-time champion Novak Djokovic Friday night.
Former Top 10 Eugenie Bouchard headlines the women’s schedule. She’s joined by Americans Christina Mchale and Cici Bellis on Stadium court plus on the outer courts you’ll find Dominika Cibulkova, Francesca Schiavone and Caroline Garcia.
Top seed Serena Williams returns Thursday afternoon. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will play Saturday afternoon, the tournament has announced.
WEDNESDAY MIAMI SCHEDULE
STADIUM start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] M. Mmoh (USA) vs A. Zverev (GER)
ATP – F. Verdasco (ESP) vs G. Muller (LUX)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – M. Doi (JPN) vs C. Mchale (USA)
WTA – E. Bouchard (CAN) vs L. Hradecka (CZE)
Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – [PR] J. del Potro (ARG) vs G. Pella (ARG)
WTA – [WC] C. Bellis (USA) vs M. Puig (PUR)
GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP – K. Edmund (GBR) vs J. Vesely (CZE)
WTA – M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs C. Garcia (FRA)
ATP – D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs V. Pospisil (CAN)
ATP – [Q] T. Fritz (USA) vs S. Bolelli (ITA)
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – I. Dodig (CRO) vs J. Monaco (ARG)
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