The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament that until 2018 was held in Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Starting in 2019, but without changing the county, the tournament was no longer held in Key Biscayne but in the city of Miami Gardens.
All Miami Champions
|1985||Tim Mayotte||Scott Davis||4-6 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4|
|1986||Ivan Lendl||Mats Wilander||3-6 6-1 7-6 6-4|
|1987||Miloslav Mečíř||Ivan Lendl||7-5 6-2 7-5|
|1988||Mats Wilander||Jimmy Connors||6-4 4-6 6-4 6-4|
|1989||Ivan Lendl||Thomas Muster||w/o|
|1990||Andre Agassi||Stefan Edberg||6-1 6-4 0-6 6-2|
|1991||Jim Courier||David Wheaton||4-6 6-3 6-4|
|1992||Michael Chang||Alberto Mancini||7-5 7-5|
|1993||Pete Sampras||MaliVai Washington||6-3 6-2|
|1994||Pete Sampras||Andre Agassi||5-7 6-3 6-3|
|1995||Andre Agassi||Pete Sampras||3-6 6-2 7-6(3)|
|1996||Andre Agassi||Goran Ivanišević||3-0 w.o.|
|1997||Thomas Muster||Sergi Bruguera||7-6(6) 6-3 6-1|
|1998||Marcelo Ríos||Andre Agassi||7-5 6-3 6-4|
|1999||Richard Krajicek||Sébastien Grosjean||4-6 6-1 6-2 7-5|
|2000||Pete Sampras||Gustavo Kuerten||6-1 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 7-6(8)|
|2001||Andre Agassi||Jan-Michael Gambill||7-6 6-1 6-0|
|2002||Andre Agassi||Roger Federer||6-3 6-3 3-6 6-4|
|2003||Andre Agassi||Carlos Moyá||6-3 6-3|
|2004||Andy Roddick||Guillermo Coria||6-7(2) 6-3 6-1 ret.|
|2005||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||2-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1|
|2006||Roger Federer||Ivan Ljubičić||7-6(5) 7-6(4) 7-6(6)|
|2007||Novak Djokovic||Guillermo Cañas||6-3 6-4 6-2|
|2008||Nikolay Davydenko||Rafael Nadal||6-4 6-2|
|2009||Andy Murray||Novak Djokovic||6-2 7-5|
|2010||Andy Roddick||Tomáš Berdych||7-5 6-4|
|2011||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal||4-6 6-3 7-6(4)|
|2012||Novak Djokovic||Andy Murray||6-1 7-6(4)|
|2013||Andy Murray||David Ferrer||2-6 6-4 7-6(1)|
|2014||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal||6-3 6-3|
|2015||Novak Djokovic||Andy Murray||7-6(3) 4-6 6-0|
|2016||Novak Djokovic||Kei Nishikori||6-3 6-3|
|2017||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||6-3 6-4|
|2018||John Isner||Alexander Zverev||6-7(4) 6-4 6-4|
|2019||Roger Federer||John Isner||6-1 6-4|
|2020||Not Held COVID-19|
The tournament was created by former tennis player Butch Buchholz. It took Buchholz three years to secure the agreement of tennis officials to host a two-week, non-Big Slam tournament and then secure sufficient sponsorship for it; the last sponsorship contracts were signed on February 29, 1984, making possible the first tournament in 1985.
The Florida tournament, with its 128-player main draw, was the largest Pro Tour event at the start of the calendar year (the Australian Open was held in December at the time). The similarity with Grand Slam tournaments was reinforced by the fact that the men's matches were played to win in three sets, not two, as at most other events (later, the five-set format was retained only for the finals, and both the men's and women's nets were reduced to 96 players by skipping the first round for seeded competitors). All of this led the head of the International Tennis Federation, Philippe Chatrier, to believe that the Buchholz tournament could replace the Australian Open as the fourth Grand Slam tournament, although Buchholz himself has repeatedly stressed that this is not part of his plans. Through the efforts of journalists, the championship received the unofficial status of "Winter Wimbledon"; the organizers were able to attract the attention of the main men's and women's professional associations from the first draw, signing 15-year agreements with both organizations.
With the beginning of the era of professional tour grading competitions at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s, the Miami competition was one of the first to receive the highest category.
The first tournament under the prize was held on the courts of the Delray Beach Tennis Complex; a year later the competition moved to Boca Raton; but in both of these cities, which are highly regarded resorts, residents and vacationers complained of two weeks of hustle and bustle. Beginning in 1987, the tournament moved to Key Biscayne, where a Tennis Center was built for it away from residential areas, on the site of a former city dump. The tournament is traditionally played in March on hard courts.
In 2010, the tournament set a record for non-Big Slam tennis events with a total of 300,000 people watching its matches over the 12 days of the tournament, a result that has been further improved over time.
Winners and finalists
The men's singles records for most wins are held by American Andre Agassi (with six titles from 1990 to 2003) and Serbian Novak Djokovic, who also won six times from 2007 to 2016. In women's singles, Serena Williams of the United States won eight times and Steffi Graf of Germany won five titles. Six times the Americans Bob and Mike Bryan won the men's doubles tournament. The Australian pair Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodford and the Belarusian Maksim Mirny did the same for four times. The women's doubles tournament has been won seven times by Czech Jana Novotna and five times by Spain's Aranche Sanchez-Vicario. Twice in the tournament's history a decisive match has not been played in either event - in 1986 in the men's doubles tournament and in 1989 in the men's singles tournament.
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