The tournament runs from 22 March - 2 April.
Andy has won the title twice, in 2009 defeating Djokovic in straight sets, and in 2013 by finally overcoming David Ferrer in three after losing the first set 2-6 and winning the third 7-1 in the tiebreak, having faced match point at 5-6 in the decider. He did get to the final in 2012 and 2015 but lost to Djokovic on both occasions.
Last year, ranked No. 85, he saw off Frederico Delbonis 7-6(4), 6-1 in round 1 before losing to Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 2-6, after which he said "My level of tennis is obviously not right now where it needs to be to win matches like that. Today there were some good signs on the court but the two key things in tennis are serve and return. I didn't do either of them particularly well."
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