Andy Murray and Carlos Alcaraz, invited to Miami

The tennis player Andy Murray, a three-time winner of a Grand Slam tournament, stands out among the figures who will play the Miami Open that will be disputed between March 22 and April 4 at the Hard Rock Stadium, in South Florida (USA).

The organization of the contest confirmed this Monday that the Scotsman will return to this tournament, where he already it triumphed in the 2009 and 2013 editions, and reached the final in 2012 and 2015.

Murray, whose last participation in the Miami Open was in 2016, has in his record one United States Open (2012) and two Wimbledon (2013 and 2016), and is the first tennis player to win two Olympic gold medals in singles after the triumphs he achieved in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

On November 7, 2016 he climbed to the top of the ATP world rankings, where he reigned for 36 weeks and throughout his career he has won 46 ATP singles tournaments.

The organization of the Miami contest, which had to cancel last year’s edition due to the covid-19 pandemic, also announced the participation this 2021 of the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image, the American Michael Mmoh, the French Hugo Gaston and the british Jack draper.

Among the women, they will come Anna Kalinskaya (Russia), Ana Konjuh (Croatia), Storm sanders (Australia), Katrina scott (USA), Mayar sherif (Egypt), and the Chinese Xiyu Wang and Xinyu Wang.

As the statement highlights, Murray joins a group of 21 tennis players who will be among the participants of the Miami Open and totaling 100 individual titles from Grand Slam tournaments.

“Overall, 74 of the top 77 ranked men and 72 of the top 77 ranked women have entered to play this year’s event, including reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka,” the note added.

Who will not be part of this year’s edition of the Miami Masters 1,000 will be the Swiss Roger Federer, precisely the winner of its last edition, played in 2019, after beating the American John Isner (6-1 and 6-4).