The 2017 Miami Open draw was released this afternoon at Crandon Park, in Key Biscayne, Florida. Roger Federer is coming off winning his fifth title at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and will travel east for the second Masters 1000 tournament of the year. The Swiss maestro has risen to #6 in the Emirates ATP World Tour rankings, and will be seeded #4 after injury withdrawals from Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. The 2005 and 2006 Miami Open champion is drawn into the top half of the draw, receiving a first round bye, and will face Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia or a qualifier in the second round. Immediately a challenge, Federer is seeded to face twenty-ninth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round, with fourteenth seed Roberto Bautista Agut projected to be his fourth round opponent.
A quarterfinal meeting with sixth seed Dominic Thiem or tenth seed Tomas Berdych is likely, while top seed Stan Wawrinka would be Federer’s projected semifinal match, a potential third meeting between the two Swiss men, after the Australian Open semifinal and BNP Paribas Open final.
Leading the bottom half of the draw are second seed Kei Nishikori, third seed Milos Raonic, fifth seed Rafael Nadal, and seventh seed Marin Cilic. Qualifying play is underway, while main draw action begins Wednesday, March 22. Second round matches will be played Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. View the full draw below.