The Miami Open men’s 2nd round main draw singles matches began on Saturday 27 March local time in Miami and in the 2nd round all of the Top 32 seeds played their first match against the winners of the 1st round matches. Just over one quarter of the seeded players lost their 1st match against unseeded players including the defending champion at Miami Andy Murray and last years runner-up Novak Djokovic plus the 2010 Indian Wells Open champion Ivan Ljubicic.
The following is the seeding and draw for the 3rd round matches. The number in brackets before a players name is their seeding. A “WC” in brackets before their name means that player received a Wild Card into the tournament. All of the qualifiers and lucky losers were defeated in the 2nd round. The names that are bolded are OCA’s predictions of who will win.
- (1) Roger Federer versus (26) Montanes Florent Serra
- (20) Simon Horacio Zeballos v. (16) Tomas Berdych
- (10) Fernando Verdasco v. (23) Jurgen Melzer
- (25) Marcos Baghdatis v. (7) Marin Cilic
- (3) Murray Mardy Fish v. (29) Feliciano Lopez
- (19) Stanislas Wawrinka v. (13) Mikhail Youzhny
- (9) Fernando Gonzalez v. (22) Juan Monaco
- (31) Tipsarevic Philipp Petzschner v. (5) Robin Soderling
…which are the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players who are seeded to meet are:
- (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v. (28) Philipp Kohlschreiber
- (17) John Isner v. (12) Juan Carlos Ferrero
- (15) David Ferrer v. (24) Ivo Karlovic
- (30) Troicki (WC) David Nalbandian v. (4) Rafael Nadal
- (6) Andy Roddick v. (32) Benneteau Sergiy Stakhovsky
- (18) Tommy Robredo v. (11) Ljubicic Benjamin Becker
- (33) Nicolas Almagro v. (21) Querrey Jeremy Chardy
- (27) Thomaz Bellucci v. (2) Djokovic Olivier Rochus
Pictured above is American Mardy Fish moments after making contact with the ball during his two handed backhand drive. The 28 year old achieves his best results on American soil winning 2 of his 3 ATP Tour titles in the US and achieving his best results in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events where he twice has been a runner-up. This year the hard court specialist stunned defending champion Andy Murray and will be looking to upset more seeds to get his ranking back towards his career high on World No.17 in March 6 years ago.
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information and results at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami for both the men and women’s events. Click this link for more details -> Miami 2010: March 22-April 4.
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