Tennis Will Be Played Wednesday! Del Potro, Zverev, Bouchard On Court As Miami Begins
by Staff | March 23rd, 2016, 12:05 am
  • 12 Comments

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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12 Comments for Tennis Will Be Played Wednesday! Del Potro, Zverev, Bouchard On Court As Miami Begins

Van Persie Says:

Nice to see Delpo and Sascha playing again
Wish both good luck in the 1 round


J-Kath Says:

Congrats to Van Persie for starting comments on this thread.

For me it is sad to see that instead of getting excited about this Miami contest , the arguments continues among good “friends” on these threads.


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath exactly, time to get back to the on court stuff, too much has been about anything but, my heads spinning, and sometimes you can talk about something way too much ….


jalep Says:

Well, I try. Already posted on the Sascha v Mmoh match somewhere here. Didn’t see this thread.

Sascha fans will be happy to know he won but it was close. 18 yr old, Michael Mmoh gave Sascha a scare. Enjoyed seeing Mmoh for the first time.


jalep Says:

Cristina McHale and Misaki Doi are playing now on my only broadcast, Tennis Channel. The winner of this match will earn the privilege of playing Serena! Doubt either one can get the win, even if both appear to be going the right direction in the rankings lately. Unlucky draw for them.

Fritz/Bolelli match is coming up soon but the one I’m looking forward to is Delpo versus fellow Argentine, Guido Pella – it’s on last – the main attraction today, no doubt.

It all gets better tomorrow.


Kimberly Says:

Hi all just got back and lots of action. COlin and his dad are still there!

We watched Nadal play a practice match with Cuevas and yes, he signed Colin’s hat (as did Serena Williams!!!!!) I think he was trying to serve faster! He practices from 10:30-1. Great photos!

Federer played a practice match with Dimitrov and Colins friend got his autograph but colin was not willing to wait in the mob.

Sock and Lopez played a practice match and that was one to watch.

We watch Zverev play and his return game needs honing in. His serve is amazing. Our seats are right next to the player box so we could see him looking at his coach on some of the blown return opportunities.

ANd MARGOT we saw Andy, he played a practice match with Ferrer and then went to a lone practice with his team and Maresmo. Put in some long hours and did not seem tired!

We wached McHale and Doi, Gulbis and Youzney, Pospiscle and Schwartzman, Verdasco Mueller.

GOt additional autographs today from Nishikori, Uncle TOni, Rafa, Serena, Ivanovic, Daria G.and Sloane Stephens. Today we focused on the big ones!


Kimberly Says:

As I wrote this the text came in, he got novak autograph


RZ Says:

@Kimberly – so jealous you got to see Andy with Amelie. I was hoping to get a pic of her working with Andy at IW but she wasn’t there (at least she wasn’t at his practice session).


jane Says:

delpo is through… so delpo vs fed on friday!


jane Says:

wow, so much fun kimberly; glad your boys are having these wonderful experiences. they’ve got a great mom to thank by the sounds of it.


Margot Says:

@Kimberly
Thanks so much for that! But, but…did you give him a hug from me? …….;)
Glad you and yours are having such a fab time,darling
You going second week?


Green Lady Says:

Glad to here Kimberys having such a fab time with the family, but im so glad shes back posting here again ….

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