Team Kyrgios/Kokkinakis in Miami; Tsitsipas, Hurkacz and Sinner will duplicate each other | ATP circuit
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Acapulco champions Tsitsipas/Lopez take on Bublik/Golubev
After Grand Slam glory at the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are in the hunt for an ATP Masters 1000 crown at the Miami Open presented by Itau.
Despite losing to eventual champions John Isner and Jack Sock in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the electric Aussie duo are back for more fun in the sun as their Miami campaign kicks off against the in-form Santiago Gonzalez and Andrés Molteni. The Mexican-Argentinian duo have already won two titles together in 2022, on clay in Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Feliciano Lopez have already proven that the heat doesn’t bother them by heading to the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC in Acapulco in February. They begin their campaign in Miami by facing Kazakh duo Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev.
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Success in the singles field in 2021 appears to have prompted Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner to return to Miami. Last year’s two finalists play doubles at Hard Rock Stadium, Hurkacz teaming up with BNP Paribas Open champion Isner against three-time Grand Slam winners Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies. Sinner is also playing with a big-serving American, teaming with Reilly Opelka against Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic in the first round.
Seeds and defending champions Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic have a chance to bounce back from their first-round defeat at Indian Wells in their first clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili and Laslo Djere. Much like Mektic and Pavic, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury are chasing their first title of 2022 and the No. 2 seeds begin their campaign in Miami against Lloyd Glasspool and Michael Venus.
Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos have won five Masters 1000s since their partnership in 2019, but the third seeds seek their first victory in Miami against Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan. The John Peers and Filip Polasek partnership debuts at the event, and the fourth seeds were given a tough first assignment against Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.