Miami 2011 Men’s Singles Draw

The 2011 Miami Open men’s singles event begins on Wednesday 23 March at 10am local time. There are 96 players in the draw divided up between 79 Direct Acceptances, 12 Qualifiers (Q) and 5 Wild Cards (WC). The cut-off date for entry was 7 February 2011. At the cut-off date Mischa Zverev of Germany then ranked at No.8o was the last direct acceptance.

In this post the full men’s singles draw will be listed below plus a number of interesting facts about the main draw as soon as the draw is completed. The official singles main draw is taking place at 12 noon today. The official tournament name of Miami is the Sony Ericsson Open due to title sponsorship naming rights and it is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category tournament played on Laykold Cushion Plus hard courts from March 21 to April 3.

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The Seeds: In a 128-player sized draw there are 32 seeded players in order to keep the 1 seed for each 4 spots in the draw ratio according to tournament draw rules. Indian Wells has a 96-player draw so the seeds all receive a BYE in the 1st round and await the 32 winners of the 1st round matches in the 2nd round.

The seeding of players is according to the most recent rankings before the main singles draw is made, which is Monday 21 March. This means the points earned at Indian Wells will be reflected in the seeding for Miami.

The Wild Cards: On Monday 7 March the five wild cards were awarded to-> 3 Americans James BLAKE, Ryan HARRISON and Jack SOCK, Canada’s Milos RAONIC and Australian Bernard TOMIC. Tommy ROBREDO who would have been seeded withdrew with an injury so Ivo KARLOVIC was awarded a wild card on the strength of his performance at Indian Wells last week.

The Qualifiers: The 48-player qualifying tournament begins on Monday 21 March and are played over two days. As soon as the qualifying event is completed the names of the 12 qualifiers will be added into their allocated spots in the draw below and listed here-> Paul CAPDEVILLE, Grigor DIMITROV, Olivier ROCHUS, Rainer SCHUETTLER, Robert KENDRICK, Igor KUNITSYN, Ryan SWEETING, Paolo LORENZI, Alex BOGOMOLOV JNR., Marsel ILHAN, Michael RUSSELL and Donald YOUNG.

To see the FULL 2011 Men’s Schedule of Play, prize money and ATP ranking points earned per round plus more details about the qualifying event click-> Miami 2011 Men’s Schedule of Play. Once the full draw is filled in below only the Top 16 seeds names will be bolded to make it easier to spot which Top 16 seeds are drawn to play each other for a spot in the quarter finals.

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • Rafael NADAL (1) v (26) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  • Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (21) v (15) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  • Nicolas ALMAGRO (11) v (20) Albert MONTANES
  • Ernests GULBIS (28) v (7) Tomas BERDYCH
  • Roger FEDERER (3) v (32) Juan MONACO
  • Marcos BAGHDATIS (22) v (13) Mikhail YOUZHNY
  • Jurgen MELZER (10) v (18) Marin CILIC
  • Gilles SIMON (28) v (8) Andy RODDICK

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • David FERRER (6) v (31) Milos RAONIC
  • Michael LLODRA (23) v (12) Stanislas WAWRINKA
  • Mardy FISH (14) v (17) Richard GASQUET
  • Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (29) v (4) Robin SODERLING
  • Andy MURRAY (5) v (30) John ISNER
  • Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (24) v (9) Fernando VERDASCO
  • Viktor TROICKI (16) v (19) Sam QUERREY
  • Thomaz BELLUCCI (27) v (2) Novak DJOKOVIC

The draw for the 2011 Miami Open Men’s singles event is:

  1. Rafael NADAL (1) v BYE
  2. Jeremy CHARDY v Kei NISHIKORI
  3. Feliciano LOPEZ v Richard BERANKIS
  4. BYE v (26) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  5. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (21) v BYE
  6. Andreas SEPPI v Mischa ZVEREV
  7. Teymuraz GABASHVILI v Daniel BRANDS
  8. BYE v (15) J0-Wilfried TSONGA
  9. Nicolas ALMAGRO (11) v BYE
  10. Frederico GIL v (Q) Paul CAPDEVILLE
  11. Florian MAYER V (WC) Ivo KARLOVIC
  12. BYE V (20) Albert MONTANES
  13. Ernests GULBIS (28) v BYE
  14. Carlos BERLOCQ v (WC) Jack SOCK
  16. BYE v (7) Tomas BERDYCH
  17. Roger FEDERER (3) v BYE
  18. Fabio FOGNINI v Radek STEPANEK
  19. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v (Q) Grigor DIMITROV
  20. BYE v (32) Juan MONACO
  21. Marcos BAGHDATIS (22) v BYE
  22. Blaz KAVCIC v (Q) Olivier ROCHUS
  23. Pere RIBA v LU Yen-Hsun
  24. BYE v (13) Mikhail YOUZHNY
  25. Jurgen MELZER (10) v BYE
  26. Philipp PETZSCHNER v Florent SERRA
  27. Janko TIPSAREVIC v Robin HAASE
  28. BYE v (18) Marin CILIC
  29. Gilles SIMON (28) v BYE
  30. Ryan HARRISON (WC) v (Q) Rainer SCHUETTLER
  31. Pablo CUEVAS v Michael BERRER
  32. BYE v (8) Andy RODDICK

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. David FERRER (6) v BYE
  2. Robert KENDRICK (Q) v (Q) Igor KUNITSYN
  3. Somdev DEVVARMAN v Potito STARACE
  4. BYE v (31) Milos RAONIC
  5. Michael LLODRA (23) v BYE
  6. Xavier MALISSE v (Q) Ryan SWEETING
  7. Benjamin BECKER v Marcel GRANOLLERS
  8. BYE v (12) Stanislas WAWRINKA
  9. Mardy FISH (14) v BYE
  11. Ivan LJUBICIC v (Q) Paolo LORENZI
  12. BYE v (17) Richard GASQUET
  13. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (29) v BYE
  14. Juan Martin DEL POTRO v Ricardo MELLO
  15. Ivan DODIG v Andrey GOLUBEV
  16. BYE v (4) Robin SODERLING
  17. Andy MURRAY (5) v BYE
  18. Victor HANESCU v (Q) Alex BOGOMOLOV JNR.
  19. Santiago GIRALDO v Igor ANDREEV
  20. BYE v (30) John ISNER
  21. Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (24) v BYE
  22. Nikolay DAVYDENKO v Kevin ANDERSON
  23. Bernard TOMIC (WC) v Pablo ANDUJAR
  24. BYE v (9) Fernando VERDASCO
  25. Viktor TROICKI (16) v BYE
  26. Tobias KAMKE v (Q)
  27. Jarkko NIEMINEN v Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
  28. BYE v (19) Sam QUERREY
  29. Thomaz BELLUCCI v BYE
  30. Michael RUSSELL (Q) v (WC) James BLAKE
  31. Donald YOUNG (Q) v Denis ISTOMEN
  32. BYE v (2) Novak DJOKOVIC

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  1. Hi, One small correction (send Tues around3:30 pm Eastern time in N. America (same time zone as Miami) Raonic is now listed as the last direct acceptance into
    the main draw. I guess with Robredo (or someone else) withdrawing, a spot opened up and his ranking is now high enough to nudge him into the draw on points !

    Interesting symmetry. In the qualifying tournament the last direct acceptance was poor Frank Dancevic and in the main draw, it is Raonic. The only 2 Canadian men !

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