CONFIRMED. Novak Djokovic out of Miami with Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas being the top seeds

Novak Djokovic

James Blake, the director of the Miami Open, said Friday that Novak Djokovic would not be taking part in this year’s competition and therefore Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be the top 2 seeds. Between 2011 and 2016, Djokovic won Miami five times, but since then, he hasn’t made it past the fourth round of the Masters.

“Obviously, we’re one of the premier tournaments in the world. We’d like to have the best players that can play,” said James. “We did all that we could. We tried to talk to the government, but that’s out of our hands.

Same result that he had in Indian Wells, where I know Tommy Haas did as much as he could. We tried to get Novak Djokovic to be allowed to get an exemption, but that wasn’t able to happen.”

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Novak Djokovic in 2023

Novak Djokovic

15 - 1win/loss

35 year old
2023 Highlights

Currently the world no.1, Novak played his last match on the 3rd of March when he surrendered to world no.6 Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 in the semifinal in Dubai (draw).

At present, during this year Novak achieved a 15-1 record. The Serbian clinched 2 titles in 2023 in Adelaide and Australian Open.

Djokovic is scheduled to play next in Miami (Miami Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.

Djokovic's Record

Alcaraz in Indian Wells, ranking, and results in 2023

Carlos Alcaraz

16 - 1win/loss

19 year old
2023 Highlights

Now the world no.2, Alcaraz owns a 12-1 win-loss record in 2023. The Spaniard is now playing in Indian Wells where he conquered the world no.94 Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-3, the world no.36 Tallon Griekspoor 7-64 6-3, the world no.56 Jack Draper 6-2 2-0 ret. and the world no.10 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4.

Carlos Alcaraz will face the world no.13 Jannik Sinner in the semifinal on Saturday at 3:30 pm on STADIUM 1. Their record is 3-2 for Alcaraz.

Carlos has won 1 title in 2023 in Buenos Aires. Alcaraz got to the final in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open).

Alcaraz won 7 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts and 5 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)

Alcaraz has scheduled to compete next in Miami (Miami Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.

Indian Wells
Alcaraz's Record

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz fought against each other just once. Their head to head is 1-0 for Alcaraz. When they played, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(5) in the semifinal in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) in May 2022.

In the video below you can watch the highlights.


Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2023

Stefanos Tsitsipas

13 - 3win/loss

I Hard
24 year old
2023 Highlights

Currently ranked no.3 (career-high), the Greek played his last match on the 10th of March when he surrendered to world no.87 Jordan Thompson 7-6(0) 4-6 7-6(5) in the 2nd round in Indian Wells (draw).

At present, during this year Tsitsipas has a 13-3 record. Stefanos Tsitsipas’s best achievement of this year was getting to the final at the Australian Open.

Indian Wells
Tsitsipas's Record

Novak Djokovic

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