With Francisco Cerúndolo leading the legion of eight Argentines, this Wednesday the Miami Masters 1000, United Stateswith the current champions the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and the Polish Iga Swiatek as top favorites for the title.
About cement surface and with prizes of $10,156,105, it will begin with the round of 128 at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the American football Miami Dolphins, where the tournament has been played since 2019.
The Argentines to play this Wednesday -times to be defined- will be the Cordoba Pedro Cachín (63rd) against the Hungarian Márton Fucsovics (74th), the Bahian Guido Pella (581st) against the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (88th) and the Rosario Federico Coria (67th) against the Czech Jiri Lehecka (44th). Meanwhile, the man from La Plata Tomás Etcheverry (73rd) and the santafesino Facundo Bagnis (100º) expect rivals from the quality.
On Friday it will be the turn of those classified directly to the second round, among which are Francisco Cerúndolo (31º), Sebastián Báez (33º) and Diego Schwartzman (38º).
According to the main draw draw, Franthe eldest of the brothers closing itwill begin his participation against the winner of the cross between the Spanish Jaume Munar (66th) and a tennis player emerged from the classification. baezFor his part, he will play against the winner of the match between the American Marcos Girón (71st) and another from the quality. While schwartzmann He will go against the British Kyle Edmund (544th) or the Chinese Yibing Wu (64th).
Alcaraz, with all the tickets
The great favorite is the young wonder Carlos Alcaraz (1st), champion of the Argentina Open last February. The 19-year-old Spaniard regained the number one in the world last Sunday after winning the Indian Wells Masters 1000 after beating Russian Daniil Medvedev (5th) 6-3, 6-2 in the final, and in Miami he will not compete with Novak Djokovic (2nd) or Rafael Nadal (13th).
The absence of the Serbian, as already happened in Indian Wells, is due to the fact that the US government did not allow him to enter the country because he had not been vaccinated against coronavirus; while the Spaniard is recovering from an injury and will only return in April on the European tour on brick dust.
in the way of Alcaraz may appear as the first obstacle Bagnisto advance the Argentine to the round of 64. While in the next phase the Scotsman Andy Murray (52nd) appears as a possible opponent.
Behind the Spanish purrete appear as favorites the Greek Stefanos tsitsipas (3rd), the Norwegian Casper ruud (4th), the Russian Daniil Medvedev (5th), Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (6th) and the Russian Andrey Rublev (7th) among the top five seeded.
The Polish Swiatek, in front
among the ladies, the top favorite is Swiatek (1st) and her rivals to beat will be the Kazakh Elena Rybakina (7th), champion in India Wells, and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2nd).finalist in the tournament played in the Californian desert.
American Jessica pegula (3rd), the French Caroline Garcia (4th), the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (5th) and also local Coco Gauff (6th) complete the batch of candidates.
It is worth remembering that Rosario Nadia Podoroskathe best Argentine in recent years, got off the US tour after resuming activity this season and aims to return to Roland Garros, in France, between May and June.