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This Week in Tennis: Upsets Take Centre Stage in Miami

by Melissa Boyd

March 26, 2024

It was a week full of surprises at the Miami Open as many of the top players in both the ATP and WTA draws have already been eliminated as the quarter-finals loom.

On the men’s side, Andrey Rublev, Holger Rune, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz, and Tommy Paul didn’t make it out of the second round. Still though, the four biggest title favourites: Indian Wells champion Carlos Alcaraz, Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner, defending Miami champion Daniil Medvedev, and Alexander Zverev remain in contention.

On the women’s side, Elena Rybakina, Jessica Pegula, and Maria Sakkari are the only top 8 seeds remaining. Meanwhile, this year’s Miami Open has been a source of resurgence for veterans Caroline Garcia and Victoria Azarenka just as the tournament was for reigning champion Petra Kvitova in 2023. Garcia has defeated Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff en route to the final eight while Azarenka is three victories away from capturing the fourth title of her career in the Sunshine State.

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The question is: will the upset trend continue through to the finals on Sunday? Be sure to tune into TSN and TVA Sports to find out.

Tough Injury News for Andy Murray

Andy Murray led 5-3 in the third set tiebreak of his second round contest against Thomas Machac before dropping the final four points to lose in heartbreaking fashion. To make matters worse, he announced on Monday that he ruptured two ligaments in his ankle during the match and will be out for an extended period of time.

Featured photo courtesy of: Canadian Press