Miami Open, 2018

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Miami Open Moves to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

By DownTheTee | September 2, 2021

By Jane Voigt March 21, 2018 — Butch Buchholz had a dream as he toured the United States in a station wagon with his fellow tennis players, years before the Open Era began in 1968. After Buchholz retired and headed up the ATP, he turned his dream into a reality.  Originally nicknamed “Winter Wimbledon” Buchholz and the Thomas…

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Isner One Step Closer to Dream

By DownTheTee | March 30, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 30, 2018 — Maybe it’s karma. Or appropriate. Or fate. Whatever you’d like to label it, an American, John Isner, will be one finalist in Sunday’s men’s singles championship match on the last day Crandon Park on Key Biscayne will host the Miami Open. What could be better? Well, that he…

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John Isner Is On The Verge of His Biggest Win

By DownTheTee | March 29, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 29, 2018 — John Isner is hard to miss. At six-feet-ten inches tall he towers over just about anyone unless an N.B.A. team is around. But when he first came on the pro tennis scene, right after graduating in 2007 from The University of Georgia, he wasn’t a big draw. That all…

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Venus in Miami, A Story That Keeps On Giving

By DownTheTee | March 28, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 28, 2018 — Venus Williams is a three-time Miami Open winner, with her first title dating back to 1998. Tonight the legend plays Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals. The University of Virginia graduate and two-time N.C.A.A. singles champion imitated Venus, as a girl growing up on public tennis courts in St. Petersburg,…

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#NextGen Will Be Part of Miami Open Semifinals

By DownTheTee | March 27, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 27, 2018 — The last time a player outside the so-called Big Four won the men’s singles at the Miami Open was 2010. Andy Roddick raised the trophy then. So with Roddick retired and those four elite men out — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray —  it’s time for the #NextGen…

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The Sun Will Set on Miami

By DownTheTee | March 26, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 26, 2018 — If you’re a big-name tennis fan, this Miami Open might not be for you.  Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, the top two seeds in singles, have packed up and left Key Biscayne. American favorite Madison Keys (No. 14) lost in her opener to wild-card and three-time Miami champion, Victoria…