The draw for the ATP and WTA tables in Miami took place on Monday. Carlos Alcaraz will avoid Daniil Medvedev until the final, while on the women’s side, Caroline Garcia has been placed at the bottom of the table and will therefore avoid Elena Rybakina and Iga Swiatek.
Indian Wells barely finished, place in Miami, the second Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 of the season, whose draw was held on Monday. The defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, back to the first place in the world, will start his tournament against the Argentinian Bagnis or a qualified, then could challenge Andy Murray or Maxime Cressy in the next round then Tommy Paul in the round of 16 if the logic is respected . Holger Rune or Taylor Fritz could face him in the quarters (a match where the place of world No. 1 will then be played), before a possible half against Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev or Alexander Zverev.
In the lower part of the table, we find the other man in form of the moment, Daniil Medvedev, who will start against a Spaniard (Carballes Baena or Zapata Miralles), before facing the Japanese Nishioka then Matteo Berrettini or Alex de Minaur in the round of 16. A possible quarter-final could see him play against Hubert Hurkacz or Cameron Norrie, then Felix Auger-Aliassime, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Frances Tiafoe would be on his way to the semis.
A Humbert-Monfils shock
On the French side, Arthur Rinderknech will start against Taro Daniel before a possible second round against Zverev, Constant Lestienne will challenge Fabio Fognini then Grigor Dimitrov if the logic is respected. A 100% tricolor shock will oppose Ugo Humbert, in form in recent weeks, to the returning Gaël Monfils, who has not won a match since August. At the bottom of the table, Adrian Mannarino will start against the Chinese Shang, while Grégoire Barrère will challenge a qualifier and Quentin Halys will face Pedro Martinez. Richard Gasquet, for his thirteenth Miami tournament, will face a qualifier in the first round, then challenge Tsitsipas in the event of victory.
The theoretical round of 16 in the ATP table
Alcaraz (ESP) – Paul (USA)
Fritz (USA) – Runes (AND)
Ruud (NOR) – Zverev (ALL)
Sinner (ITA) – Rublev (RUS)
Hurkacz (POL) – Norrie (GBR)
De Minaur (AUS) – Medvedev (RUS)
Auger-Aliassime (CAN) – Tiafoe (USA)
Khachanov (RUS) – Tsitsipas (GRE)
Garcia – Cirstea from the second round?
Regarding the women’s draw, world No. 1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek and Indian Wells winner Elena Rybakina have been placed in the same part of the draw and could face off in the quarter-finals. Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula could also face each other at this stage of the competition. In the lower part, Aryna Sabalenka will start as favorite but will have to be wary of Barbora Krejcikova in the eighth. Ons Jabeur and Maria Sakkari will be opponents in the quarters if the logic is respected. The only French present in the table, the world n ° 4 Caroline Garcia could find as soon as she enters the running the one who eliminated her in California, Sorana Cirstea. If the Lyonnaise passes the obstacle, Lin Zhu, Veronika Kudermetova then Aryna Sabalenka could be her opponents until the quarterfinals. But the road looks very long.
The theoretical round of 16 in the WTA table
Swiatek (POL) – Haddad Maia (BRE)
Rybakina (KAZ) – Kasatkina (RUS)
Pegula (USA) – Azarenka (BIE)
Samsonova (RUS) – Gauff (USA)
Sakkari (GRE) – Bencic (SUI)
Kvitova (RTC) – Jabeur (TUN)
Garcia (FRA) – Kudermetova (RUS)
Krejcikova (RTC) – Sabalenka (BIE)