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Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Novak Turns Focus To Miami

Corona ATP Weekly Slice

Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.

LOOKING AHEAD

Who’s Playing This Week?
There is one ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Miami.

Sony Open Tennis: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic bids to win a third consecutive title at Crandon Park. Andy Murray, who finished runner-up to the Serb last year, is the second seed. David Ferrer will look to rebound from an early exit in Indian Wells as the No. 3 seed, while 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych is seeded fourth.
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Rankings Movers
Rafael Nadal 4 (+1 spot)
David Ferrer 5 (-1 spot)
John Isner 23 (-8 spots)
Kevin Anderson 29 (+8 spots)
Ernests Gulbis 55 (+12 spots)
Carlos Berlocq 69 (+16 spots)
David Nalbandian 124 (-31 spots)

Potential Milestones
Miami - Singles
Tomas Berdych - 394 wins
Jarkko Nieminen - 347 wins
Sam Querrey - 194 wins
Benjamin Becker - 99 wins
Alexandr Dolgopolov - 99 wins

Birthdays
18 March – Rajeev Ram (29)
19 March – Robert Lindstedt (36)
22 March – Andreas Haider-Maurer (26)
24 March – Philipp Petzschner (29)
24 March – Frederico Gil (28)
28 March – Stanislas Wawrinka (28)
29 March – Juan Monaco (29)
29 March – Jurgen Zopp (25)
30 March – Joao Sousa (24)

Player To Watch: Novak Djokovic
MurrayThe top-ranked Djokovic comes into Miami looking to bounce back from his first loss of the season. The Serb saw his 22-match win streak come to an end in Indian Wells when he fell to Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals. Djokovic is the two-time defending champion at the Sony Open Tennis, the site of his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in 2007. He has a 24-4 event record and will aim to claim his third trophy in 2013, following triumphs at the Australian Open (d. Murray) and Dubai (d. Berdych).

How To Watch
Follow action in Miami beginning 22 March (Final not available in USA).
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WEEK IN REVIEW

Twitter Top Tweets

‏‏@MardyFish (Mardy Fish)
Man it's nice to play tennis again. #ihavemissedyou

@kevinanderson18 (Kevin Anderson)
A great two weeks at the @BNPPARIBASOPEN. As always, thanks for all the support! Just arrived in MIA, love this month on the tour!

@colin_fleming (Colin Fleming)
Good fun @BNPPARIBASOPEN Player Party tonight! Jez Green @danielvallverdu @LitlGF @andy_murray JJ Rojer #pocketsquare pic.twitter.com/F45jT1poUw

@DjokerNole (Novak Djokovic)
Leaving IW w/ a beautiful trophy from my #Nolefam :) thank you guys! #bestfansintheWORLD pic.twitter.com/nxjpGDGsjr

@mattebden (Matthew Ebden)
Nothing like an #earthquake in the morning? Hmmm 5.2. whole room shaking around.... really does show you how small you are on this earth

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Video Of The Week
Green carpet hosts Colin Fleming and Jean-Julien Rojer question Andy Murray's fashion sense at the BNP Paribas Open player party.

In Case You Missed It…
Indian Wells:
Fifth seed Rafael Nadal overcame seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open to register his 600th match win and capture a record-breaking 22nd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.
Nadal: “I’m Very Happy And Emotional”  

Tidbits
Murray• Andy Murray was named the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award winner in Rio de Janeiro. More...
• ATP founding fathers Charlie Pasarell and Cliff Drysdale will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July alongside Romanian tennis giant Ion TiriacMore...  
• The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme Working Group, comprised of representatives of the ITF, ATP, WTA and the Grand Slam tournaments met on 5 March 2013 as part of their regular review of the programme, and expressed unified support to implement an Athlete Biological Passport Programme from 2013. More...  
• Roger Federer is among the Top 10 power players of world sport according to Sports Illustrated. More...
• Read an exclusive Q&A with Kevin Anderson from the BNP Paribas OpenMore...

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