The organization of the tennis tournament Miami Open announced its return after last year’s suspension due to the coronavirus, starting on March 22, with the Swiss Roger Federer, the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic as main figures in the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, with a reduced capacity due to the pandemic.
After a hiatus in 2020 due to covid-19, the contest will return to Miami with a lineup of 21 players (three more than it had budgeted for 2020, with 116 individual Grand Slam titles (those of the four major tournaments) combined in his career.
Among them will also be the American Serena Williams and the current Australian Open champions: Djokovic and the Japanese Naomi Osaka.
Federer, the 2019 Miami Open champion, and Djokovic, a six-time winner in the Sunshine State, lead in men’s tennis alongside Nadal, the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
The organization detailed in a statement that the Miami Open 2021 will also have the new generations, These included 2021 Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem, 2019 ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number 7 Alexander Zverev and Australian star Nick Kyrgios.
The field of players also includes the three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, 2018 Miami Open champion John Isner and ten-time ATP Tour winner Gael Monfils.
Also world number one Ashleigh Barty, the defending champion of the Miami Open, returns looking to follow his victory in 2019.