If you want live updates on news who’s playing the Miami Open before and during the tournament look no further than Wikipedia!
When Rafael Nadal pulled out the tournament Miami Open it was instantly updated on Wikipedia with the replacement player who was none other than American upstart Taylor Fritz. The site gives nice breakdown of the seeded players and the points each player is defending from last year, current points earned from this years tournament as well as the differential and current opponent. This is an excellent way to follow your favorite players and the tournament at a glance.
Tennis Tournaments are tough on neophyte fans who want a concrete start time and court assignments. Tournaments are fluid situations so when you read the schedule understand you will see matches that start no sooner than 2pm (for example). Unless you are the first match of the day there are no concrete start times.
If matches run long and they get behind schedule they can reassign matches to different courts. So following online is important before you trudge to the Grand Stand court on the other side of Crandon Park Tennis Center.
Miami Open website is also a excellent resource to follow the tournament since they are in charge of the schedule. They layout of MiamiOpen.com is a bit confusing as you will have to dig a little bit for the Order of Play and the court assignment. Their site drill down starts with Scores and Draws then you will see the drop down menu choices from there. The Order of Play is then divided by date which is one more click before you see the court assignments . It seems like to0 much information to visually absorb especially after sessions are completed as well as a lot of navigation for mobile users. MiamiOpen.com is nice because it will give you both Men’s and Women’s Order of play for both Singles and Doubles.
The ATP website is live and can be reached at ATPWorld Tour.com. It is has round the clock writers who update the content with stories positioned around the world. They are also tied into the umpires scoring software so the scores are current to the on court action. Their site is an gigantic advertisement for Men’s Tennis so if you are looking for critical writing and news on whats going on at the Miami Open you are only going to get results from Men’s matches. For Women’s Tennis fans the same holds true for their website: WTATennis.com gives you the scores right on their Header on the home page.
The tournament Twitter Page is also a good thing to book mark during the tournament as they use this for Public Relations for tournament announcements. It’s the perfect thing to stay tuned for any changes in weather or updates on the Order of Play.
This isn’t particularly a place to get news but their page is very interactive and a lot of fun. #miamiopen #backhandcity to share your photos with other tennis fans and with our own fans here at Backhand City.
For information on getting tickets to the Miami Open consult our Tickets Guide before your decide on how much you want to spend and what days you are looking to attend.