Forum post by Aileen
Having been awarded a wild card into the main draw Andy, who will be making his 12th appearance in this tournament, having lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2013 and been runner-up in 2012 and 2015, said -

"Miami is a city that I love, I have spent a lot of time there in the last 15 years, I feel comfortable there."

Andy last played here in 2016, having been forced to withdraw the following year due to an elbow injury, when he was defeated in R2 by Grigor Dimitrov 6-7(1) 6-4 6-3.

Forum post by Aileen
In this round Andy plays the fourth seed and world #8 23 year old Andrey Rublev, the highest ranked player since he defeated Alexander Zverev at the Western & Southern Open last year.

Rublev, who played his first indoors match of the season against qualifier Marcos Giron, defeating him 7-6, 6-3, making it the 9th win of the ten matches he's played this year, won the last three ATP 500 events of the 2020 season, at the Hamburg European Open (d. Tsitsipas), the St. Petersburg Open (d. Coric) and the Erste Bank Open in Vienna (d. Sonego), bringing his total number of ATP titles to 7.  He reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2017 and 2020, the French Open in 2020, and the Australian Open this year where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.  Prior to that he was instr...
Forum post by Aileen
After his disappointing loss to Egor Gerasimov in Montpellier, Andy now plays fellow wild card entrant 33 year old Dutchman Robin Haase.  Haase who has a career high in singles of #33, is now ranked #189, with 2 ATP titles to his name.  He has though enjoyed more success in doubles where his current ranking is #35, having won 6 ATP titles as well as reaching the final of the Australian Open in 2013 and the quarter finals of the US Open and Wimbledon in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The pair have met on five occasions with Andy leading their H2H 4-1, Haase winning his sole match here in Rotterdam in 2008.  Their most memorable encounter came in R2 of the 2011 US Open when Andy came back from two sets down to clinch victory 6-7, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-4. They last met at Wimbledon in 2015...
Forum post by amongsttheleaves
Andy has a wildcard for the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam next week. Despite some high-profile withdrawals the field remains strong. Andy has been drawn to play local wildcard Robin Haase in the first round.

The tournament is played at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. Andy last played there in 2015.
Forum post by Aileen
Following a week's break after his exertions in Biella, Andy plays 28 year old Belarusian Egor Gerasimov whose current ranking is #83 having reached a career high of #65 in February last year.  The two have never met before.

Gerasimov started his season at the Antalya Open where he lost in R1 to France's #246 Tristan Lasamine in straight sets.  He then played at the Murray River Open defeating Lloyd Harris and Marton Fucsovics before succumbing to Felix Auger-Alliasime in a fairly respectable score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(6-8).  His next appearance was at the AO where he defeated the #25 seed Benoit Paire in four sets before being thrashed 0-6, 1-6, 0-6 by qualifier and eventual semi-finalist Asian Karatsev.  His only win against a top ten player was in Marseille last year when he defe...
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