2021 is also special. This edition of the Miami Open, which was held again after the stoppage in 2020 due to the pandemic, brings with it a more than curious statistical data: one of the tennis players who still have a chance of reaching the title, will become a new champion of a Masters 1000.
This happened immediately with the elimination of Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals against Roberto Bautista Agut. The Spaniard will face Jannik Sinner for a place in the final, while Hubert Hurkacz, who hit the ball and beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, will meet Andrey Rublev.
In addition to the defeat of the Russian, it should be noted that in the American contest Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem did not participate, among other tennis players who already hold a Masters 1000 title.
In this way, the 2021 edition of the Miami Open will not be one more. It will be the one that, one day, gave the opportunity to a new name to settle within the elite of world tennis.
We will have a new Masters 1000 champion! Who will conquer #Miami? 🏆
🇪🇸 Baptist Agut
– ESPN Tennis (@ESPNtenis) April 1, 2021