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Djokovic returns to the United States: how will Medvedev and Sinner respond? March Tournament Schedule

Date: April 19, 2024 Time: 03:12:49

The tennis tour is slowly moving to the United States. At the end of February and March the “five hundred” will be celebrated in Dubai and Acapulco. In addition, in the United Arab Emirates, for the first time since the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev will appear on the court, who will have to defend last year’s title. Well, in the first days of March the traditional combination of the famous two-week tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, also called “Sunny Double”, will begin. World ranking leader Novak Djokovic should appear there for the first time in five years. But first things first.

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ATP-500. Dubai, United Arab Emirates). February 26 – March 2

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Daniil Medvedev (third racket in the world on the date of entering the tournament), Andrey Rublev (5), Hubert Hurkacz (8), Adrian Mannarino (17), Karen Khachanov (18), Hugo Humbert (21), Alejandro Davidovich -Fokina (23), Jan-Lennard Struff (24), Pavel Kotov (61).

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The tournament has been held since 1993 and since 2001 it has raised its status to the ATP-500 level. The record holders for titles here are Roger Federer (8) and Novak Djokovic (5). Among the Russians, Marat Safin (2001) and Mikhail Youzhny (2007, 2010) reached the final. In 2021, Aslan Karatsev was proclaimed champion, in 2022, Andrei Rublev, and in 2023 the Russian final was played, in which Daniil Medvedev defeated Rublev. Both topped the classification of the current draw, in which two more Russians will also participate: Karen Khachanov (fourth seed) and Pavel Kotov.

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ATP-500. Acapulco (Mexico). February 26 – March 2

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Alexander Zverev (6), Holger Rune (7), Taylor Fritz (9), Stefanos Tsitsipas (10), Alex de Minaur (11), Casper Ruud (12), Francis Tiafoe (14), Tomii Paul (15), Roman Safiullin (36).

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The Mexican Open tournament has been held since 1993, first in Mexico City, and in 2001 it moved to Acapulco. Since 2000, the competition has been classified as ATP-500. The title record holders here are Thomas Muster, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal, with four victories each. The current champion is the Australian Alex de Minaur, third seeded this year. And the grid was headed by Alexander Zverev and Holger Rune.

Alex de Minaur

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ATP-250. Santiago, Chile). February 26 – March 3

Land, open courts.

List of participants: Nicolás Harry (20), Sebastián Báez (25), Arthur Fis (35), Alejandro Tabilo (54), Yannick Hanfman (58), Roberto Carballés-Baena (65), Pedro Cachin (72), Jaume Munar (75).

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February’s South American clay tournament series will end at the Chile Open. Competitions have been held intermittently since 1930, alternating between Santiago and Viña del Mar. The current champion is local favorite Nicholas Harry, who topped the grid this year.

nicolas harry

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WTA-500. San Diego (United States). February 26 – March 3

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Jessica Pegula (4), Beatriz Haddad-Maya (13), Emma Navarro (23), Marta Kostyuk (28), Dayana Yastremska (29), Lesya Tsurenko (31), Donna Vekic (34), Leila Fernández (37), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (42), Anna Blinkova (50).

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The tournament has been held in San Diego since 1971. O raised its status to category I, then disappeared from the women’s calendar and was reborn later. Tracy Austin and Steffi Graf won four titles each. Russian Maria Sharapova also distinguished herself here twice (2006, 2007), and Svetlana Kuznetsova also won the title (2010). In addition to them, the finalists were Anastasia Myskina (2004) and Vera Zvonareva (2011). The current champion is the Czech Barbora Krejcikova. This year the grid was led by Jessica Pegula and Beatriz Haddad-Maia. Among the participants are also the Russians Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Anna Blinkova.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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WTA-250. Austin (United States). February 26 – March 3

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Angelina Kalinina (32), Sloane Stephens (39), Python Stearns (54), Lucia Bronzetti (58), Dian Parry (59), Xiyu Wang (63), Yuan Yue (64), Nadiya Podoroska (67), Camilla Rakhimova (WC).

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The Austin tournament appeared on the WTA circuit only last year as a successor of sorts to another Texas competition held in Dallas a decade earlier. The 2023 champion was Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, who beat Varvara Gracheva, who was then representing Russia, in the final, but then switched to the French flag.

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ATP Masters 1000. Indian Wells (United States). March 6-17

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Novak Djokovic (1), Carlos Alcaraz (2), Daniil Medvedev (3), Jannik Sinner (4), Andrey Rublev (5), Alexander Zverev (6), Holger Rune (7), Hubert Hurkacz (8), Karen Khachanov (18), Roman Safiullin (39), Pavel Kotov (61).

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The Indian Wells tournament has been played since 1974 and in 1990 it became part of the then-formed Masters Series. The record holders for the number of titles are Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, five each. The Russians also reached the final here: Andrei Chesnokov (1992) and Daniil Medvedev (2023), who lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the decisive match. Last year’s two finalists are expected to compete in this year’s edition, and the group will be led by Novak Djokovic, who has not played since the Australian Open, where he lost to eventual champion Jannik Sinner in the semifinals. Novak last played in Indian Wells in 2019. The tournament was not held in 2020, then he refused to play in the 2021 draw, which was postponed until the fall, and in 2022 and 2023 the Serb was not allowed to enter United States due to Covid restrictions.

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WTA-1000. Indian Wells (United States). March 6-17

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Iga Swiatek (1), Arina Sabalenka (2), Corey Gauff (3), Jessica Pegula (4), Elena Rybakina (5), Ons Jabeur (6), Zheng Qinwen (7), Marketa Vondrousova (8), Daria Kasatkina (14), Lyudmila Samsonova (15), Veronika Kudermetova (16), Ekaterina Alexandrova (19), Anastasia Potapova (27), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (34), Mirra Andreeva (35), Anna Kalinskaya (40), Anna Blinkova (51 ) ), Elina Avanesyan (61).

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The women’s Indian Wells has been played since 1989. Among others, the Russians Maria Sharapova (2006, 2013), Vera Zvonareva (2009) and Elena Vesnina (2017) became champions here; Elena Dementieva (2006), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2007, 2008, 2017), Sharapova (2012) and Daria Kasatkina (2018) also played in the final. Last year Elena Rybakina became champion by beating Arina Sabalenka in the final. The tournament grid is traditionally designed for 96 participants and seven rounds. All the strongest have entered this draw, including 10 Russians: Daria Kasatkina, Lyudmila Samsonova, Veronika Kudermetova, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Anastasia Potapova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Mirra Andreeva, Anna Kalinskaya, Anna Blinkova and Elina Avanesyan.

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ATP Masters 1000. Miami (United States). March 20-31

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Novak Djokovic (1), Carlos Alcaraz (2), Jannik Sinner (3), Daniil Medvedev (4), Andrey Rublev (5), Alexander Zverev (6), Holger Rune (7), Hubert Hurkacz (8 ), Karen Khachanov (17), Roman Safiullin (38), Pavel Kotov (64).

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The Miami tournament has been played since 1985, and with the arrival of the Masters Series in 1990, it has always been included in it. The record holders for titles here are Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic, six each. Roger Federer had four wins here. The Russians Nikolay Davydenko (2008) and Daniil Medvedev (2023) also distinguished themselves in Miami. Daniil will be among the participants in the current draw, as will Andrei Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Roman Safiullin and Pavel Kotov.

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WTA-1000. Miami (United States). March 19-30

Outdoor hard courts.

List of participants: Iga Swiatek (1), Arina Sabalenka (2), Corey Gauff (3), Elena Rybakina (4), Jessica Pegula (5), Ons Jabeur (6), Zheng Qinwen (7), Marketa Vondrousova (8), Daria Kasatkina (13), Lyudmila Samsonova (15), Ekaterina Alexandrova (17), Veronika Kudermetova (19), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24), Anastasia Potapova (35), Mirra Andreeva (38), Anna Kalinskaya (40), Anna Blinkova (52 ) ), Elina Avanesyan (62).

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The Miami women’s tournament has been played since the same year 1985 as the men’s tournament. The undisputed record holder for titles here is Serena Williams – eight. The Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (2006) also stood out here. Anna Kournikova (1998), Elena Dementyeva (2004), Maria Sharapova (2005, 2006, 2011-2013) and Kuznetsova herself (2016) also reached the final. Last year the title was won by Petra Kvitova, who is currently on maternity leave. In the current draw there are 10 Russians, like in Indian Wells.

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