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The two previously met at the beginning of February in R1 of the Open 13 Provence in Marseille with Machac winning 7-5, 6-4.

23 year old Tomas Machac is currently ranked No. 55.  After Marseille Machac qualified for Dubai then went out in R1 to Alexander Bublik in three.  Indian Wells he defeated Stan Wawrinka in R1, then lost to Adrian Mannarino.  In R2 here he caused an upset by beating the 5th seed Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-4.

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Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz, the No. 7 seeds who didn't become regular partners until February last year, this season reached the final of Brisbane International, the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and the Rio Open, and the semi-finals of Indian Wells.  In R1 here they defeated Cerundolo/Etcheverry 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.

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Just a reminder that Andy won their first encounter in R1 of Indian Wells last year but lost in R2 of the Swiss Indoors and again in R1 of this year's Australian Open.

Since then 24 year old Etcheverry, who is currently ranked No. 30, has played only on clay, including in the Davis Cup.  He reached the quarter-finals of the Cordoba Open, where he was the No. 3 seed, but lost in straight sets to Frederico Coria, and then the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open, where he was forced to retire with injury at the end of the second set against Nicolas Jarry.  He entered Indian Wells but withdrew before his first match.


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Andy and Sebastian Korda accepted wild cards into the doubles.

 Julian Cash is a 27 year old British doubles specialist, currently ranked at a career high of No. 47.   Having started his career on the US college circuit, he then played on the Challenger Tour, and in 2022 he and his partner Henry Patten won ten titles, breaking the record for most Challenger doubles titles in a single season.  He has one ATP Tour title, having reached four finals, and that was at the Delray Beach Open this year.  Although mainly a singles player, Tallon Griekspoor too has had some success in doubles.

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They last met in R1 of the 2023 Australian Open.  Andy saved a match point in a rollercoaster of a ride before sealing a 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (10-6) victory.  Prior to that they played in R3 of the 2022 US Open, with Berrettini winning in four; the final of Stuttgart in 2022, which Andy lost in three, not helped by picking up an abdominal strain during the match;  R2 of Queens 2021, Andy lost in straight sets; and R1 in Beijing 2019 which Andy won 7-6, 7-6.

27 year old Berrettini, who has 7 ATP Tour titles and who reached the final of Wimbledon in 2021, has a career high ranking of No. 6 (31 Jan. 2022), but this has dropped to No. 142 due to the fact that he had an injury plagued season last year which saw him miss the clay court season and Queens.  He got to the 4th round ...
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The tournament runs from 20th - 31st March.

Andy played here last year but was defeated by Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 7-5 in round 1.

The draw is today (Monday) at 4:00 pm local time, 8:00 pm GMT (Miami is currently GMT-4)

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