Weekly Snapshot: Making A Splash In Miami
by ATP Staff|
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with our Weekly Snapshot, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.
Who’s Playing This Week?
The second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the season takes place in Miami.
Sony Ericsson Open: All of the Top 20 players in the South African Airways ATP Rankings feature in a stellar 96-player draw in Miami. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the defending champion and looks to rebound from a semi-final defeat to John Isner in Indian Wells by winning his 11th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Last week’s BNP Paribas Open champion Roger Federer goes in as the man to beat, having won 39 of his past 41 matches, including victory over long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells semi-finals.
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Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 19 March, 2012)
Andy Roddick - 594 wins
James Blake - 349 wins
Sam Querrey - 149 wins
John Isner 10 (+1 spot)
Alexandr Dolgopolov 18 (+3 spots)
Stanislas Wawrinka 29 (-6 spots)
Pablo Andujar 38 (+7 spots)
David Nalbandian 50 (+24 spots)
Ivo Karlovic 54 (-12 spots)
Matthew Ebden 78 (+13 spots)
Paolo Lorenzi 81 (+16 spots)
Player To Watch: John Isner
John Isner debuts in the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings this week after a scintillating run at the BNP Paribas Open, which saw him beat Novak Djokovic in a third-set tie-break in the semi-finals to reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final (l. to Federer). The big-serving American will look to advance past the fourth round in Miami for the first time in five visits and opens his campaign in the second round against either countryman James Blake or Russian Nikolay Davydenko. He is in the same quarter of the draw as sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Top Player Tweets
@gugakuerten Just send a gift to Roger Fed, will be deliver to him in Miami. Its to encourage to come over here(Brasil) at the end of the year!!
@IvanLjubicic1 Thank you all for birthday wishes!First time not in US for my b'day in long time.Enjoying time with my family,not missing tennis. Yet... :-)
@MardyFish Man Fed is good. Great week @JohnIsner Proud of you buddy
@rohanbopanna Prayers for Fabrice Muamba and hope he recovers soon.
@DusanVemic What a match by @JohnIsner and @DjokerNole ... Dog fight til d last point.. Congratulations to JI..
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Video Of The Week
Daydreamer Andy Murray quickly discovers that he should stick with his day job. But Andy and HEAD offer their Facebook fans the chance to switch their job for a day, and experience what it’s like to be a tennis pro – together with Andy. Click here for a chance to win.
• Bernard Tomic, Gilles Simon, Leonardo Mayer, Robert Lindstedt and Ryan Harrison joined WTA players in a dolphin encounter on Tuesday at the Miami Seaquarium. View Photos
• Eighteen players, including Ryan Harrison and Matthew Ebden, graduated from the ATP University at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami. Read More.
• Three-time Roland Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten is to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Read More.
Tip Of The Week
Each week, we’ll provide you with a tip on how to get the most out of ATPWorldTour.com. This week, we’ll show you how to see every singles and doubles draw in the history of a particular tournament.
Example: Sony Ericsson Open, Miami
1. Click Tournament Profiles from the dropdown from Tournaments in main navigation.
2. In the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category, select Miami.
3. At the bottom of the page, select Past Results.
4. In the Draws column, select either the “S” for the singles draw from that year, or “D” for the doubles draw.
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