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Miami Open 2024 Preview: When is it, who is playing & what is the prize money?

The sunshine double continues turns its attention to Florida next week, as the top ranked men and women’s players compete at the Miami Open.

And we, at Tennishead, have everything you need to know about the ATP/WTA 1000 tournament:

When is the Miami Open 2024?

The Miami Open main draw kicks off with the women’s singles event on Tuesday 19th March, culminating with finals over the weekend of Saturday 30th March (Women’s singles & Men’s doubles finals) and Sunday 31st March (Men’s singles & Women’s doubles finals).

Play on most days will begin at 11am local time (3pm GMT), with night sessions starting at the later time of 7pm in Miami (11pm GMT).

Qualifying takes place between Sunday 17th March and Tuesday 19th March.

Where is the Miami Open held?

Since 2019, the Miami Open has been held at the Hard Rock Stadium and will do so once again in 2024.

The complex holds a total of 30 tennis courts, headlined by Stadium Court that has a capacity of 13,800 and the Butch Buchholz Court that can welcome a maximum of 3,500 spectators.

Who is playing at the Miami Open 2024?

The men’s draw in Miami is headlined by 2022 champion Carlos Alcaraz, after Novak Djokovic elected to withdraw following his early exit in Indian Wells.

Alcaraz will be joined by Australian Open champion and two-time Miami Open runner-up Jannik Sinner, with the pair playing each other in the Indian Wells semi-final tomorrow.

Last year, Sinner was beaten in the final by Daniil Medvedev, who will be bidding to defend a title for the first time in his career.

Other former champions in the men’s field include Hubert Hurkacz and two-time winner Andy Murray, who has openly admitted that this could be his final appearance at the event.

Matteo Berrettini is also set to return to the main ATP Tour next week, as he looks to climb back up the rankings after spending nearly seven months on the sidelines with injury.

Wildcards have been awarded to former world No.4 Kei Nishikori, Chinese talent Juncheng Shang and Spanish youngster Martin Landaluce, as well as American hopefuls Martin Damm and 16-year-old Darwin Blanch.

Iga Swiatek will once again be the top seed in the women’s field, with the Pole still currently on to complete the sunshine double for the second time in her career.

She will be joined by Australian Open champion and second seed Aryna Sabalenka, who actually has a house in Miami, and will be looking to bounce back after her fourth round defeat at Indian Wells.

Petra Kvitova was the champion in Miami in 2023, but the Czech will not be present at the tournament this year as she is currently pregnant with her first child.

However, last year’s runner-up Elena Rybakina is expected to be present, but her participation is currently up in the air after withdrawing from Indian Wells with illness.

American hopes will be reliant on the likes of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula, who will be playing two events once again as defending doubles champions.

Angelique Kerber and 2022 runner-up Naomi Osaka will also be looking to continue their recent progress, after using protected rankings to enter the prestigious event.

There are three other previous singles champions returning to the Miami Open this year in three-time winner Victoria Azarenka (2009, 2011 & 2016), Sloane Stephens (2018), and Venus Williams (1998, 1999 & 2001), who received a wildcard for her 22nd appearance at the tournament.

Other wildcards have been offered to 2017 runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, American Hailey Baptiste, sisters Linda and Brenda Fruhvirtova, Erika Andreeva and the returning Simona Halep.

Halep received a wildcard after her doping ban was reduced from four years to nine months, in her first tournament since the 2022 US Open.

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How many ranking points are on offer at the Miami Open 2024?

It is the last big opportunity for players to collect major ranking points before the clay court season begins, and here is a breakdown of that:

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q2 Q1
Men’s singles 1000 650 400 200 100 50 30 10 20 10 0
Men’s doubles 600 360 180 90 0
Women’s singles 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
Women’s doubles 10

What is the prize money for the Miami Open 2024?

The total prize money for the Miami Open is a whopping $17,600,000, and here is how the players can earn a share of that:

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q2 Q1
Men’s singles $1,100,000 $585,000 $325,000 $185,000 $101,000 $59,100 $42,000 $30,050 $14,400 $7,800
Women’s singles
Men’s doubles* $447,300 $236,800 $127,170 $63,600 $34,100 $18,640
Women’s doubles*

*Per team

Previous winners of the Miami Open

Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi are the men with the most Miami Open singles titles in history with six, however the former will not be bidding to win a record seventh this year.

Serena Williams is the standout women’s competitor from the 38 years of the Miami Open so far, winning an incredible eight titles at the tournament.

Last year saw Daniil Medvedev win his fifth of what is now six Masters 1000 titles, when he beat Jannik Sinner in a straight sets final.

And Petra Kvitova prevented Elena Rybakina from becoming the fifth woman in history to complete the sunshine double last year, beating the Kazakhstani in the final.

Here are all of the past 10 champions in the various events that take place at the Miami Open:

Year Men’s Singles Champion Women’s Singles Champion Men’s Doubles Champions Women’s Doubles Champions
2013 Andy Murray (2) Serena Williams (6) Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi & Jean-Julien Rojer Nadia Petrova (3) & Katarina Srebotnik (2)
2014 Novak Djokovic (4) Serena Williams (7) Bob (3) & Mike Bryan (3) Martina Hingis (3) & Sabine Lisicki
2015 Novak Djokovic (5) Serena Williams (8) Bob (4) & Mike Bryan (4) Martina Hingis (4) & Sania Mirza
2016 Novak Djokovic (6) Victoria Azarenka (3) Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Lucie Safarova
2017 Roger Federer (3) Johanna Konta Lukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo Gabriela Dabrowski & Xu Yifan
2018 John Isner Sloane Stephens Bob (5) & Mike Bryan (5) Ash Barty & CoCo Vandeweghe
2019 Roger Federer (4) Ash Barty Bob (6) & Mike Bryan (6) Elise Mertens & Aryna Sabalenka
2020 Not held due to Covid-19                     –                      –                        –
2021 Hubert Hurkacz Ash Barty (2) Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic Shuko Aoyama & Ena Shibahara
2022 Carlos Alcaraz Iga Swiatek Hubert Hurkacz & John Isner Laura Siegemund & Vera Zvonareva
2023 Daniil Medvedev Petra Kvitova Santiago Gonzalez & Edouard Roger-Vasselin Coco Gauff & Jessica Pegula


How can you watch the Miami Open 2024?

You can watch the Miami Open on Sky Sports Tennis in the United Kingdom or Ireland, and on Tennis Channel in the United States of America.

For more information on how you can watch the second half of the sunshine double in your location, visit either the official ATP website here or the official WTA website here.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.