Miami Open champions prepare for this year’s tournament (includes video story)

The Miami Open begins this Sunday, March 15, and will last two weeks, ending on Sunday, April 2. Last year’s champions in the men’s and women’s singles — Iga Świątek and Carlos Alcaraz — are both back to defend their titles.

Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic is on standby as he awaits special permissions from President Biden to enter the country since he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. The U.S. does not allow foreigners into the country without the vaccination.

Others like Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal will not play in this year’s Miami Open.

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