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2018 Miami Open Draw – Roger Federer returns to Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, as defending champion, seeking his fourth title at the 2018 Miami Open. The Swiss maestro, world #1 and seeded #1, receives a first round bye, facing Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round, to be played during Saturday’s day session (March 24). He could face thirty-first seed Fernando Verdasco in the third round, with projected meetings against sixteenth seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round and either sixth seed Kevin Anderson or tenth seed Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals.

A potential semifinal clash would put the 36-year-old Swiss against fourth seed Alexander Zverev or eighth seed Jack Sock. Leading the bottom half of the draw are second seed Marin Cilic, third seed Grigor Dimitrov, and fifth seed, newly crowned BNP Paribas Open champion, Juan Martin Del Potro. Main draw action is underway, with top seeds playing their opening matches (second round) this weekend (March 24-25). The last Miami Open to be played in Crandon Park runs through to the men’s final, held on Sunday, April 1. The 2019 Miami Open will be played in a new location, Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins NFL football team, in Miami Gardens. The event location ends a 32-year run at Crandon Park, but will remain in Florida.

Federer is 17-1 in 2018. He won his 20th grand slam in January at the Australian Open and claimed his 97th career title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February, where he also reclaimed the world #1 ranking, becoming the oldest male player to do so. View the full 2018 Miami Open draw below.

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