Djokovic Continues Quest For Miami History; Sunday Schedule & Preview
If the past nine months have proven anything, it’s that Novak Djokovic isn’t a fan of sharing. The top seed at the Miami Open presented by Itau has won the past three Grand Slams, lifted two ATP Masters 1000 titles (Cincinnati, Shanghai) and established himself as the clear leader in the ATP Rankings.
Djokovic shares the record for most Miami titles won (6) with Andre Agassi, but has a chance to take it over with a seventh crown. He’ll first need to get through his third-round clash on Sunday against Federico Delbonis. The Argentine has enjoyed success before in Miami, reaching the fourth round in 2017, and has enjoyed big wins in his career over Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray.
Seventh seed John Isner continues his title defense against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain. The pair are even in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series at 1-1, but this is their first hard-court meeting. Both of their previous matches went the distance and Ramos-Vinolas has a game that can frustrate the world’s best.
Nick Kyrgios, the No. 27 seed, looks to continue his climb back up the ATP Rankings when he faces Dusan Lajovic of Serbia. Their only previous FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting came last year in Miami, with the Aussie comfortably winning in two sets. This is Kyrgios’ most successful Masters 1000 event. His resume in Miami includes an 11-3 record and two semi-final appearances in 2016 and 2017.
Other notable matches on Sunday include No. 11 seed Borna Coric of Croatia taking on Jeremy Chardy of France, No. 12 seed Milos Raonic of Canada squaring off against No. 19 seed Kyle Edmund of Great Britain, and a battle of rising stars that sees #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime going up against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.
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ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, 24 MARCH 2019
STADIUM start 12:00 noon
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs  John Isner (USA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Federico Delbonis (ARG)
Not Before 7:30pm
Not Before 9:00 pm
 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs Dusan Lajovic SRB)
GRANDSTAND start 12:00 noon
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs  Kyle Edmund (GBR)
Not Before 4:00 pm
Two WTA matches
Not Before 7:00pm
 Borna Coric (CRO) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
COURT 1 start 11:00
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs  Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)
Not Before 12:00 noon
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs  Fabio Fognini (ITA)
 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs Robin Haase (NED)
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) vs [Q] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
BUTCH BUCHHOLZ start 11:00 am
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP) vs Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Not before 12:30pm
Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs  Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Nikola Mektic (CRO)
2 WTA matches
Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) vs John Isner (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA)
COURT 6 start 11:00 am
Not Before 1:00 pm
 Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (NZL) vs Matwe Middelkoop (NED) / Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs  Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA)