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Stars advance at the Miami Open — here's our predictions [Video]

Stars advance at the Miami Open — here's our predictions [Video]

As we enter the back half of week two at the Miami Open, things are heating up. There's been a number of upsets, surprises, and big moments in the tournament so far and yesterday was no exception. Today should prove to be momentous in Miami as today's big stars hit the courts at the Hard Rock Stadium.

I sat down with Florida Tennis contributor Zach Shahan to recap some highlights thus far in the tournament. We also shed light on who we think might progress at the Miami Open. And be sure to watch the video all the way to the end to see two of our surprise guests!

Above: Miami Open highlights and predictions with two special guests, Lily and Julia Shahan. Source: Florida Tennis.

Danielle Collins defeated Caroline Garcia in the first match of the day, winning 6-3 6-2, with a clinical performance in which she didn’t face a single break point. Jessica Pegula lost a hard fought three set battle with Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6 6-4 6-4.  

Today's matches will determine who will play for the Miami Open title on Saturday. Elena Rybakina takes on Victoria Azarenka — Rybakina leads 3-0. And Ekaterina Alexandrova faces off against Danielle Collins in their first meeting.

Above: Danielle Collins lunges for a forehand. Photo credit: Miami Open/Hard Rock Stadium.  

On the men's side, defending champion Danill Medvedev has yet to lose a set taking out Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 6-2 7-6(7). He now faces Australian Open Champion Jannik Sinner, who continued his fine form, beating Tomas Machac 6 -4 6 -2, taking him to an impressive tally of 20 wins in 2024, and only one loss.

The final two men’s semifinal spots will be decided today. Alexander Zverev is set to take on Fabian Marozsan for the first time. Zverev, the 2018 Miami Open runner-up, is playing his fourth quarterfinal here. Marozsan has won seven of his last eight matches. He has never reached an ATP semifinal. 

Above: Alexander Zverev gets ready for a return. Photo credit: Miami Open/Hard Rock Stadium.  

Our pick for match of the day: Alcaraz vs. Dimitrov. Alcaraz is attempting to reach the Miami Open semifinals for the third straight year, having won the title in 2022. Meanwhile, Dimitrov has posted his best Miami Open result in his 13th appearance here bidding to reach the semifinals for the third time in his last four ATP 1000 events. Alcaraz is 3-1 against Dimitrov.

To check more behind-the-scenes at the Miami Open, including highlights and quotes from top players during their Miami Open press conferences, courtesy of Florida Tennis contributor Adam Ross — visit our Florida Tennis Facebook page. 

Above: Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake with the winners of The Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational. Photo credit: Miami Open/Hard Rock Stadium.  

And congratulations are in order — the Miami Open Wheelchair Tennis singles final saw world No.1 Diede De Groot and 50-time major winner Shingo Kunieda emerge victorious as the first champions of the inaugural event. Wheelchair doubles matches will take place in the Grandstand today after the men's doubles matches.

Order of Play (Thurs., 3/28)

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP - [4] Alexander Zverev (Germany) vs Fabian Marozsan (Hungary)

Not Before 3:00 PM
WTA - [4] Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) vs [27] Victoria Azarenka

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP - [1] Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) vs [11] Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)

Not Before 8:30 PM
WTA – [14] Ekaterina Alexandrova) vs Danielle Collins (USA)

GRANDSTAND start 1:00 pm

ATP - [1] Rohan Bopanna (India) / Matthew Ebden (Australia) vs [4] Marcel Granollers (Spain) / Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)
ATP - [7] Kevin Krawietz (Germany) / Tim Puetz (Germany) vs [2] Ivan Dodig (Croatia) / Austin Krajicek (USA)
Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational - Angelica Bernal (Colombia) / Dana Mathewson (USA) vs Diede de Groot (Netherlands) / Maylee Phelps (USA)
Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational - Gustavo Fernandez (Argentina) / Shingo Kunieda (Japan) vs Alfie Hewett (Great Britain) / Gordon Reid (Great Britain)


Written by Florida Tennis' Editor and Publisher Matt Pressman. Source: Miami Open presented by Itaú. Top photo credit: Miami Open/Hard Rock Stadium.  

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