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The Miami Open (also known as the Miami Masters and now branded as the Miami Open Presented by Itau for sponsorship reasons) is a tennis tournament held at Heard He Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Part of the men's ATP Tour Masters 1000 circuit and part of the women's WTA 1000 circuit. The Miami Open is usually held between March and he April[1].

Called the sson Open, in 2002 the event became known as his NASDAQ-100 Open. In 2007, the tournament name was changed to Sony Ericsson Open. Since 2015, International Bank Itaú is the presenting sponsor.

Event features

Besides his four major championships, the Miami Open is one of his few events on the ATP and WTA tours, with main singles his draws (both men's and women's) involving his 64+ players. But the main draw his play goes beyond that. one week. 96 men and 96 women will compete in singles, and 32 teams will compete in doubles over 12 days.

In 2006, the tournament became the first event in the United States to challenge players to close-quarters combat using the Hawkeye. A player was allowed his three challenges per set, with additional challenges allowed in tie-breaks. The first challenge was made by Jamea Jackson against Ashley Harkleroad in the first round.

From 1985 to 1990 and from 1997 to 2007, the men's final was held as a best-of-five sets match, similar to Grand Slam tournaments. Since 2007, the ATP has requested that the few ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events with 5-on-5 finals be switched to the regular ATP's 3-on-1 match format. They were due to attend, but it started in just a few days. The final best of five set final was won by Novak Djokovic in 2007.

The tournament was historically held at the Tennis Center in Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida from 1987 to 2018, but moved to Miami Gardens in 2019. A series of two consecutive hard-court tournaments held in the United States at the beginning of the season. It's the only tournament outside the majors where main draw play exceeds his eight days.

[2] In 2011, 316,267 visitors attended Miami. [3]


Stadium Court at Crandon Park.

His 2009 match between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro on the stadium court

The first idea to host an international tennis tournament in Miami was born in the 1960s. Famous tennis players such as Pancho Gonzalez, Jack Kramer, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman and Butch Buchholz have toured the country in station wagons and portable fairgrounds with his canvas courts. [4] The tournament was officially founded by former player Butch Buchholz, who was Executive Director of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in the 1980s. His original intention was to make the event the first major tournament of the year (the Australian Open was then held in December). Buchholz approached his ATP and his WTA, offering prize money, a portion of ticket sales and global television rights in exchange for the rights to run the tournament for 15 years. Both associations agreed.

The first tournament was held in February 1985 at the Lavers International Tennis Resort in Delray Beach, Florida. Buchholz brought in Wimbledon tournament referee Alan Mills as the referee and Ted Tinling, a renowned tennis fashion designer from the 1920s, as director of protocol. At the time, only Wimbledon and the US Open exceeded the $1.8 million prize pool. The event's prize money has since grown to exceed his $13 million.

In 1986 the tournament was held in Boca West. Beginning in 1987, Dade County manager and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) president, Merett Stierheim, helped the Buchholtz move the tournament to its long-term home in Key Biscayne. In keeping with its founder's ambitions, the tournament would go on to become one of professional tennis' premier events, sometimes referred to as the "fifth major" until the mid-2000s, after the Grand Slam and his ATP World Tour Finals. has been maintained. ] In 1999, Buchholz sold the tournament to his IMG[7]. In 2004, the Indian Wells Masters also expanded to a multi-week 96-player field, and his two events have since been colloquially referred to as the "Sunshine Double."

The aging Crandon Park facility has been criticized for being the slowest hard court on the tour, subjecting players to endless grind rallies in extreme heat and humidity. The land was donated to Miami-Dade County by the Matheson family in 1992 with the stipulation that only one stadium could be built on the land. The tournament organizer proposed an upgrade to his $50 million Crandon Park that would add several permanent stadiums, and the family filed a lawsuit. In 2015, an appeals court ruled in favor of the family, blocking upgrades to the aging complex. The organizers decided not to take further legal action and started looking for a new site. [12][13]

The stadium is mainly used for American football. A modified seating layout with temporary grandstands is used as Center Court. It has the same number of seats as Crandon Park's Center Court, but also has access to the stadium's luxury seats and suites. New permanent courts, including a new grandstand court, were also built in the site's parking lot [14] [15].

The 2020 Miami Open has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the limited attendance of the tournament, Hard Rock Stadium itself was not used.

The tournament has had multiple sponsorships in its history. When first held in 1985, the tournament was known as the Lipton International Players Championship and was the premier event of the Grand Prix Tennis Tour. In 2000, the event was renamed Eric.


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