by Isaiah Buse

April 5, 2021   

Although in our previous recap of tour tennis news we looked at several, high-quality tournaments, this time we have a Miami Open Special.

If you weren’t able to keep up with everything going on, we’ve got your back. Below are the tournament news/results, top headlines, and spotlight story!

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ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: Miami Open

In spite of a lack of a star-studded draw, the performance of young players at this year’s Miami Open would make it an exciting one.

Miami Open (ATP)

Singles: (26) Hubert Hurkacz defeated (21) Jannik Sinner 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to claim his first Masters 1000 trophy.

Story: There’s no doubt that the young guns were the story of this tournament. Jannik Sinner, Alexander Bublik, Sebastian Korda, Andrey Rublev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas would all make the semifinals. But, if one young player shined above the rest, it would be the champion Hurkacz. En route to the championship, he would defeat (20) Humbert, Kudla, (6) Shapovalov, (12) Raonic, (2) Tsitsipas, (4) Rublev, and (21) Sinner. Defeating that many players of that level in the same tournament is not an easy thing to do, but Hurkacz proved his poise by getting it done.

Hubert Hurkacz - 2021 Miami Open Singles Champion
Hubert Hurkacz elated by his victory at the 2021 Miami Open. (Photo Credit: ATP Tour – Twitter)

Doubles: After cruising through the entire draw in straight sets, (2) Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic would defeat Neal Skupski and Dan Evans 6-4, 6-4 to take home the trophy.

Miami Open (WTA)

Singles: (1) Ashleigh Barty defeated an injured (8) Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 4-0 to secure the championship.

Story: Although she didn’t get to fight until the end as she would have liked, Bianca Andreescu showed promise once again at this year’s Miami Open. On her way to the championship match against Barty, Andreescu would defeat Martincova, (28) Anisimova, (12) Muguruza, Sorribes Tormo, and (23) Sakkari. But, with all of that promise came yet another sign that her body may not be able to withstand the rigors of a career as a professional tennis athlete. It won’t be easy for her to get back to the level she was at just a couple of years ago, but tennis fans around the world hope she can make it back to that level.

Ashleigh Barty - 2021 Miami Open Singles Champion
Ashleigh Barty with her second consecutive Miami Open trophy. (Photo Credit: Ash Barty – Twitter)

Doubles: In the championship, (5) Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara would defeat (8) Luisa Stefani and Hayley Carter 6-2, 7-5.

Upcoming Tournaments

Following one of the biggest tournaments of the year — the Miami Open — we will get to see some more top-tier tournaments in the next couple of weeks.

On the ATP Tour, the Andalucia Open, Sardegna Open, and the Monte Carlo Masters will happen. And, on the WTA Tour, the Volvo Car Open, the Copa Colsanitas, and the Charleston Open.

If you’d like to read more about these tournaments, make sure to check out the links below.

Top 10 News Stories Around the Pro Tennis Tour

If you enjoy tennis-related headlines, these recent news stories will surely be must-reads for you.

Spotlight Story: Juan Martin Del Potro Underwent Knee Surgery in Hopes of an Olympic Appearance

Former World No. 3 Juan Martin del Potro recently underwent a 4th knee surgery in an attempt to be able to compete in the upcoming Olympics.

Despite not competing since June of 2019, Del Potro and his doctor believe that if the surgery goes well, he has a serious chance of competing in Tokyo.

Olympic tennis is set to begin on July 24. If he is able to compete, Del Potro will be looking to add to his silver medal in 2016 and bronze medal in 2012.

In addition to his injury struggles, Del Potro recently lost his father, making the situation that much more painful.

β€œI hope I can overcome this painful situation. I won’t stop trying. Of course, your messages and best wishes are always welcomed. Thanks for the love. Take care.”

If you would like to read more about Del Potro’s injury and adversities, make sure to check out this article by the ATP Tour.

Isaiah Buse

About the author

Isaiah Buse is a tennis enthusiast who currently plays at the NAIA level in Missouri. He has covered the top tennis stories and tournaments for over 2 years now and has enjoyed every second of it. In addition to writing, he enjoys teaching the younger generation of tennis players.

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