Emma Raducanu and Dominic Thiem have received wild cards for the main draw in Miami. Raducanu, 20, is set to make her second appearance in Miami. Last year, Raducanu was seeded in Miami and had a first-round bye before losing to Katerina Siniakova in her first match at the tournament.
On the other hand, Thiem, 29, will make his sixth appearance in Miami. Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, has not played in Miami since 2019. Thiem’s best result in Miami came in 2015, when he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Andy Murray.
Miami boss James Blake delighted to have Raducanu, Thiem
Blake, a former top 10 player, is excited to welcome 2021 US Open champion Raducanu to the Miami Open. “Raducanu is such an incredible story of what she did at the US Open, taking the world by storm like we haven’t seen since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at such a young age and became a media phenomenon.
It’s been a bit tough ever since, but realistically for his age, he’s getting better and it turned out he had one of his best performances at one of the biggest events on the calendar. She keeps progressing.
We are happy that she will be in Miami. With the success she’s had on hard courts, I hope she feels comfortable here,» Blake said. the miami herald. Furthermore, Blake hopes to see Thiem again in Miami, as he deeply respects the Austrian’s game.
“He is a guy who was talked about as the second favorite after Rafa (Nadal) on clay, but he ran into Rafa and he is the best clay court player of all time. He’s not a huge guy in stature, but his game is big.
Great serve, great forehand and one of the most beautiful backhands in the game. If it wasn’t for Rafa, Dominic would have added a few French Open titles to his resume,» Blake said of Thiem.