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Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev

the 2022 Miami Open begins March 23rd and features 8 of the top 10 players in the world. Daniil Medvedev will lead the field as the top seed.

Tournament Details:

  • competition: Open Miami 2022
  • Date: March 23 – April 3, 2022
  • Number of participants: 96 (singles), 32 (doubles)
  • Venue: Miami, FL, USA
  • surface: hard court
  • prize money: $8,584,055
  • defending champion: Hubert Hurkacz

Top seeds at the Miami Open 2022

  • Daniel Medvedev
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Matteo Berretini
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Kasper Ruud
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Hubert Hurkacz

Upper half

first quarter

Daniel Medvedev
Daniel Medvedev

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev will lead the top half of the draw. All 32 seeded players, including Medvedev, received a first-round bye. The Russian could face three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in a blockbuster second-round duel. For this, Murray must crash Federico Delbonis in the opening round. 27th seed Cristian Garin will meet either Pedro Martinez or Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round. Medvedev and Garin are expected to meet in the third round.

15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut faces either Kamil Majchrzak or Sebastian Baez in the second round and is drawn against Nikoloz Basilashvili. The Georgian would face either Jenson Broosby or Federico Coria in the second round. Basilasvili and Bautista Agut will face off in the third round, with the winner meeting Medvedev in the round of 16.

Defending champion Hubert Hurkacz will open against Laslo Djere or Arthur Rinderknech and could face Aslan Karatsev, who is 29th seed, in the third round. The Russian meets Aljaz Bedene or Ugo Humbert in the second round. Meanwhile, 12th-seeded Denis Shapovalov will start his campaign in the second round against either Lloyd Harris or Facundo Bagnis. Also, 24th seed Dan Evans will face a qualifier in the second round and most likely Shapovalov in the third round.

Prediction for the 1st Quarterfinals: Daniil Medvedev versus Hubert Hurkacz

second quarter

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Third-placed Stefanos Tsitsipas will look to win again after a slow start to the season in Miami. He faces either a qualifier or Daniel Altmaier in the second round and meets Australia’s Alex de Minaur. The 25th seed will play either Jordan Thompson or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round. The second quarter of the draw is also the tightest.

In-form Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will face either Martin Fucsovics or Marcos Giron in the second round. Marin Cilic meets the first round winner between Lorenzo Musetti and Alexei Popyrin in the second round before taking on Alcaraz in the third round. Tsitsipas and Alcaraz could meet in the fourth round.

7th Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime most likely meets Miomir Kecmanovic in the second round and is drawn against 32nd seed Albert Ramos Vinolas. The Spaniard meets either his compatriot Alejandro Davidovich Fokina or Sebastian Korda in the second round. Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz could face Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round before potentially facing Karen Khachanov in the third round. The Russian faces either Tommy Paul or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round.

Prediction for the 2nd Quarterfinals: Carlos Alcaraz vs Felix Auger Aliassime

Third quarter

Matteo Berretini
Matteo Berretini

Fourth-seeded Matteo Berrettini gets a relatively easy draw. In the second round he meets either Dusan Lajovic or Juan Manuel Cerundolo. 28th-seeded American Frances Tiafoe will open his Miami campaign against either Brandon Nakashima or Soonwoo Kwon, then take on Berrettini in the third round. The hard-hitting American Reilly Opelka faces Tallon Griekspoor or Francisco Cerundolo in the second round and could face Gael Monfils in the third round. But first, Monfils must defeat a qualifier or Oscar Otte in the second round.

Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev, who is in amazing form, has been handed a nightmare draw. In the second round he could compete against Australian showman Nick Kyrgios. For this, Kyrgios only has to overthrow Adrian Mannarino in the first lap. The winner between Kyrgios and Rublev will most likely face Fabio Fognini in the third round. On the other hand, 17th seed Pablo Carreno Busta is being drawn along with Jannik Sinner. Carreno Busta meets either Roberto Carballes Baena or David Goffin in the second round, while Sinner meets the winner of the match between Maxime Cressy and Emil Ruusuvuori.

Prediction for the 3rd Quarterfinals: Nick Kyrgios vs Matteo Berrettini

fourth quarter

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

The last quarter of the draw is led by Alexander Zverev. The German gets a relatively easy draw and will most likely face Borna Coric in the second round. Grigor Dimitrov, number 26, meets either Mackenzie McDonald or Dominik Koepfer in the second round. Zverev and Dimitrov are expected to meet in the third round. 13th seed Diego Schwartzman is expected to meet Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the second round and most likely 19th seed Lorenzo Sonego in the third round. The Italian plays a qualifier from Chinese wildcard Juncheng Shang in the second round.

Sixth-seeded Casper Ruud meets either Benoit Paire or Henri Laaksonen in the second round. Alexander Bublik will most likely face John Millman in the second round and could face Ruud in the third round. In form, Cameron Norrie will open his Miami campaign against either fellow countryman Jack Draper or Gilles Simon. He will be drawn against John Isner, who will face Hugo Gaston or Emilio Nava in the second round.

Prediction for the 4th Quarterfinals: Alexander Zverev versus Cameron Norrie

semifinals

Carlo Alcaraz
Carlo Alcaraz

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz meet in the first semi-final. Medvedev will be the obvious favorite given his superior placement and temperament in big games, but Alcaraz are also in hot form and could beat anyone on the day. Expect a thriller that goes down the distance.

In the second semi-final Nick Kyrgios meets Alexander Zverev. When motivated, Kyrgios can easily be ranked among the best players in the world. Zverev will want to return to winning ways this season and calculate his chances against the Australian.

Miami Open 2022 Finals: Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev

final

Daniel Medvedev
Daniel Medvedev

The two best-placed players of the tournament, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, will play the final. Both Medvedev and Zverev are among the best in the world and would definitely want revenge on each other for their losses so far. An exciting match is ahead with Medvedev winning the match and the title.

Champion: Daniel Medvedev

Also read: Miami Open 2022: Women’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

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