Shock: 15 tennis players dropped out during 2022 Miami Open
At least 15 tennis players either withdrew or retired during the 2022 Miami Open.
Here is a partial list:
Such a shame for Paula Badosa 🇪🇸 having to retire in tears after just 5 games… She wasn’t feeling well in her last match and her physical problems seem to have worsened today.
Jessica Pegula 🇺🇸 advances to the SF, 4-1.
— First Serve Tennis (@FirstServeTnnis) March 30, 2022
Both favourites Paula Badosa and Jannik Sinner retired from their Miami Open quarter-finals.
On the men’s side of the draw, Italian phenom Sinner was also forced to retire against World No.103 Francisco Cerundolo.
— Holly Poinsett (@hpoinsett) March 30, 2022
15 withdrawals/retirements (14 in the picture below + Badosa) pic.twitter.com/lXlc7fNlca
— Marco (@Marco87814183) March 30, 2022
The 2022 Miami Open lasted from March 22 to April 3, 2022, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It is the 37th edition of the men’s and women’s event and is classified as an ATP Masters 1000 event on the 2022 ATP Tour and a WTA 1000 event on the 2022 WTA Tour.
In the end, an 18-year-old Spaniard who ranked outside the top 10 rankings won the Open.
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 3, 2022
The 18yo beats Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-4 to win the Miami Open, his first career Masters 1000.
Alcaraz, now 18-2 in 2022, is the youngest ever player to win ATP Miami, beating Djokovic's record (2007).
Also the 3rd youngest ever to win a Masters 1000.
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) April 3, 2022
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic did not compete due to failure to meet vaccine requirements. Spain’s Rafael Nadal was out due to a schedule change. Switzerland’s Roger Federer was not at the Open because of knee surgery.
On the women’s side, 20-year-old Iga Świątek of Poland defeated Naomi Osaka in the final, 6–4, 6–0 to win the singles title.