Novak Djokovic's History In Miami
Novak Djokovic first competed at the Miami Open presented by Itaú as an 18-year-old in 2006. Thirteen years later, the 31-year-old is trying to break his tie with former World No. 1 Andre Agassi for the most titles at the tournament by claiming his seventh.
Djokovic will be the top seed at the event’s new venue: Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The World No. 1 will try to claim his second title of the year after emerging victorious at the Australian Open in January.
- Djokovic won his first of 32 ATP Masters 1000 titles in Miami in 2007.
- Djokovic’s first FedEx ATP Head2Head victory against Nadal came en route to that Miami triumph in 2007, defeating the Spaniard 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes.
- In 2007, at just 19, Djokovic became the youngest champion in Miami’s tournament history. No younger player has triumphed at a Masters 1000 event since.
- Djokovic has captured four of his six Miami titles without dropping a set (2007, 2012, 2014, 2016). A combined 12 of his victories in those four events came against opponents inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings.
- Djokovic has lifted more trophies (6) in Miami than he as at any other Masters 1000 event. He has triumphed five times in Indian Wells and four times each in Rome, Canada, Shanghai and Paris.
Five Djokovic Stats From Miami
First Match: 2006, Djokovic def. Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3
First Title: 2007, Djokovic def. Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Top 10 record : 11-2
6-0 Sets Won: 10
Most Recent Appearance: 2018
Djokovic arrived in Indian Wells after a stunning loss against Japan’s Taro Daniel in the second round in Indian Wells, struggling in his recovery from a right elbow procedure. The Serbian then lost to Benoit Paire in his opening match in Miami in straight sets. It was the first time Djokovic had lost three consecutive matches since 2007.
But Djokovic was not down for long, winning two ATP Masters 1000 titles last year (Cincinnati & Shanghai) and two Grand Slams (Wimbledon & US Open) en route to finishing as the No. 1 player in the year-end ATP Rankings.
Seed at the 2019 Miami Open presented by Itaú: No. 1
Did You Know?
Djokovic competed alongside former World No. 1 Andy Murray in doubles in Miami in 2011. Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mikhail Youzhny defeated the Serbian-Scot team in the first round in a Match Tie-break.