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Miami Open 2017 – An Overview

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The 33rd edition of 2017 Miami Open presented by Itaú was a professional men and women’s tennis tournament being played on outdoor hard courts which took place from March 20, 2017 to April 2, 2017. All men and women events took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Florida in USA.

  • This was the 33rd edition of the Miami Open and part of the Masters 1000 category on the 2017 ATP World Tour. It is also a Premier Mandatory category on the 2017 WTA Tour.

Miami Open 2017 overviewTitle winners

The following table provides the details about the title winners

S.NO CATEGORY WINNER’s RUNNER’s
1 Men’s single Roger Federer(Switzerland) Rafael Nadal (Spain)
2 Women’s single Johanna Konta (Great Britain) Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
3 Men’s doubles Łukasz Kubot (Poland)/ Marcelo Melo (Brazil) Nicholas Monroe (USA)/Jack Sock (USA)
4 Women’s doubles Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) /Xu Yifan (china) Sania Mirza (India)/Barbora Strýcová (Czech Republic)

Highlights

  • Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal for the 3rd time this season and 4th in succession.
  • This was Federer’s 1st Miami title since 2006 and clinches back to back 1000 Series titles.
  • For Nadal, it is his 5th defeat in the Miami Masters final and the 3rd final defeat of 2017.

History of Miami Open

  • Miami Open was first ever played in the year 1985.
  • It was known as the Lipton International Players Championships.
  • In 2000, the event was renamed the Ericsson Open.
  • In 2002, the event was again renamed as the NASDAQ-100 Open.
  • From 2015, the International bank Itaú became the presenting sponsor, making the official name of the tournament as Miami Open.
  • Tim Mayotte from USA won the first ever men’s title and women’s title was won by Martina Navratilova from USA.

About Roger Federer

  • Roger Federer is professional tennis player from Switzerland who was born on August 8, 1981.
  • He has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles which is most by any players.
  • Currently, he is ranked World No.4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  • Total number of career titles: 99.