The Miami Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, held annually in March in Miami, Florida, USA. Formerly known as the Sony Open, this two-week event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 for men and the WTA Premier Mandatory for women. The tournament attracts some of the biggest names in tennis, including Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Aryna Sabalenka, who battle it out on the hard courts. This tournament will run from March 19 to April 2.
The event will span nearly two weeks, featuring concurrent men’s and women’s competitions. The first tournament was held in February 1985 at Laver’s International Tennis Resort in Delray Beach, Florida. The men’s event is classified as an ATP Masters 1000, while the women’s event is classified as a WTA 1000.
Along with exciting matches, the Miami Open also offers a variety of entertainment options, including food vendors, live music, and interactive exhibits, making it a popular event for tennis fans and visitors to Miami alike. Over the years, the Miami Open has consistently attracted top players, and this year all eyes will be on Daniil Medvedev, who has won three tournaments in the last three weeks. Unfortunately, Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament due to a left leg injury. Meanwhile, amidst all the news surrounding his entry into the country, Novak Djokovic was officially banned from Miami Open.
Among the athletes who will compete in the 2023 Miami Open Men’s Qualifying, which gets underway on March 20 at Hard Rock Stadium and awards 12 spots in the tournament’s main draw, include Benoit Paire, Christian Garin, Nikoloz Basilashvili, and Jan-Lennard Struff.
The Men’s and Women’s Singles draws will be led by Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek. In addition to these great players, the ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 tournaments will also include Daniil Medvedev,Stefanos Tsitsipas,Aryna Sabalenka, and Jessica Pegula. Iga Swiatek won the Miami Open championship a year after she achieved the Sunshine Double. Aryna Sabalenka, the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, and Elena Rybakina will both be present. Moreover, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka give the competition more complexity.
The 2023 Miami Open’s total prize money, according to the organizers, is $17.6 million. For all the men’s and women’s tours, that amounts to $8.8 million. The amount represents a modest increase over the $17.1 million overall prize pool from the previous year.
Men’s and women’s singles final winners can anticipate taking home $1.26 million. A semifinal appearance can reward you with $352,635 while finishing second can bring you $662,360. Additionally, advancing past the opening round can result in a sizable payoff of $18,660.
A full breakdown of the prize money is available in the table provided for singles.
Here is the round-wise breakup of the prize money offered for doubles.
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