THE TOURNAMENT: ATP MASTERS 1000 + WTA PREMIER Miami Open presented by Itau
From 03/20 to 04/02
Surface: Hard outdoor
Money prize: $ 7,913,405 + 6,993,450
Tournament location: Tennis Center at Crandon Park – 7300 Crandon Bvd, Miami, FL 33149, Stati Uniti
How to get: From Miami Intl Airport take 836 East to the I-95 South exit. take I-95 South , exit on Key Biscayne (Exit 1). Continue straight through the traffic signal until the road bears left. Once again, continue straight through two traffic lights to the toll booth leading onto the Rickenbacker Causeway. From Miami Beach take I-195 or I-395 West to the I-95 South exit. Take I-95 South, exit onto Key Biscayne (Exit 1). Continue straight through the traffic signal until the road bears left. Once again, continue straight through two traffic lights to the toll booth leading onto the Rickenbacker Causeway. Follow posted signs for appropriate parking areas.
Recent ATP past champions: 2016/2015/2014 Novak Djokovic – 2013 Andy Murray – 2012/2011 Novak Djokovic – 2010 Andy Roddick – 2009 Andy Murray – 2008 Nikolay Davydenko – 2007 Novak Djokovic- 2006/2005 Roger Federer
Recent WTA past champions: 2016 Victoria Azarenka – 2015/2014/2013 Serena Williams – 2012 Agnieszka Radwanska – 2011 Victoria Azarenka – 2010 Kim Clijsters – 2009 Victoria Azarenka – 2008/2007 Serena Williams- 2006 Svetlana Kuznetsova – 2005 Kim Clijsters
ATP Entry List: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Roger Federer (Sui)
WTA Entry List: Serena Williams (Usa) – Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus)
THE TOWN: Miami is a major city in the south-eastern United States and makes up part of the largest metropolitan area in Florida. Although tourists generally consider Miami Beach to be part of Miami, it is in actuality its own municipality. Located on a barrier island east of Miami and Biscayne Bay, it is home to a large number of beach resorts and is one of the most popular spring break party destinations in the world.
Lonely Planet on this mythical town: “Miami is so many things, but to most visitors, it’s mainly glamour, condensed into urban form. They’re right. The archaic definition of ‘glamour’ is a kind of spell that mystifies a victim. Well, they call Miami the Magic City. And it is mystifying. In its beauty, certainly: the clack of a model’s high heels on Lincoln Rd, the teal sweep of Biscayne Bay, flowing cool into the wide South Florida sky; the blood-orange fire of the sunset, setting the downtown skyline aflame. Then there’s less-conventional beauty: a poetry slam in a converted warehouse, or a Venezuelan singing Metallica en español in a Coral Gables karaoke bar, or the passing shalom/buenas días traded between Orthodox Jews and Cuban exiles. Miami is so many things. All glamorous, in every sense of the word. You could spend a fun lifetime trying to escape her spell.”
MIAMI’S TOP ATTRACTIONS:
- Wynwood Art District
- Bayfront Park
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall. Wonderful *** hotel located in a top location of Miami at 500 mt from Dolphin Mall and rated 9.1 on Booking. It features a year-round outdoor pool and fitness center and an on-site restaurant. A fantastic king suite with free breakfast, wifi and parking costs $ 153 per night.
- Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. Fantastic **** hotel rated 8.3 on Booking and directly connected with Crandon Park by shuttle service. The accomodation offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, and 3 on-site restaurants. The price for a 26 mq2 king room with marble bathroom is $ 259 per night with excellent breakfast buffet included. Free wifi in public areas.
- Excellent ***** hotel Hotel Beaux Arts Miami has been rated 9.0 on Booking and is located just 8,8 km from South Beach. Its amenities include Enliven Spa and Salon, 3 restaurants, and a café. This hotel offers spacious rooms with executive lounge access and an iPod docking station. Each room has a flat-screen TV, sofa, and stunning views. Prices? From 389 $ for a king room with breakfast included.
Please notice that a 13% tax is not included in the prices.
Enjoy this extraordinary tennisplace!