ATP MIAMI - DRAW: possible third round Federer-Del Potro! Nadal with Raonic in the bottom half- View: 50450 by Gatto Luigi
ATP MIAMI (outdoor hard-courts, 20 March-2 April)
For the third tournament in a row, Juan Martin Del Potro may face a top player in the early rounds. After that in Acapulco and Indian Wells he lost to Djokovic, in Miami the draw is not better for the Argentinean player who could play against Roger Federer at third round level.
The Indian Wells defending champion, who will play against Kravchuk or a qualifier, after the match against Del Potro he could face Bautista Agut or Querrey in the fourth round, then Thiem or Berdych in the quarter-finals.
In the semifinals he could face the first seeded player Stan Wawrinka again, Goffin or Kyrgios. Stan will play against Elias or Zeballos in his first match, then Dolgopolov or Lopez, at fourth round level Isner or Alexander Zverev, while in the quarters he could meet Kyrgios or Goffin.
In the bottom half there will be matches complicated for Rafael Nadal, who after the first match against Sela or qualifier, may meet Kohlschreiber or Fritz in the third round, while in the fourth round he could play against Grigor Dimitrov, who Rafa beat at the Australian Open.
In the quarter-finals Nadal could play against Milos Raonic, who comes back to compete after the withdrawal from Indian Wells, and Kei Nishikori or Cilic in the semifinals. Nishikori could play his first match against Anderson or qualifier, then Verdasco, at fourth round level Carreno Busta or Simon, then Cilic in the quarters.