ATP Miami Open Tennis 2024 – Day 5 Tips and Betting Preview

The second round of the ATP Miami Open concludes and the third round will get underway around the grounds of the Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday as the tournament looks to get back on schedule after the rain of the weekend so far.

We saw the seeded players tumble out of the competition on Saturday so the stopping and starting and waiting around is already having an impact on the event. All the seeds on show on Sunday will be looking to avoid going the same way.

Stadium Court

We have three matches from the men’s draw on the Stadium on Sunday with the first of them coming after a women’s contest. When the men start a second round match between the exciting Holger Rune and Fabian Marozsan will be played out. It is the third round from there on in and that begins with the Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner taking to the court again. He will go up against Tallon Griekspoor to round off the day session. The other match comes in the second leg of the night session and sees Daniil Medvedev continuing the defence of his title when he takes on Cameron Norrie.


There are just the two men’s matches over on the Grandstand on Sunday and it is the men who start out the schedule on that court as Ben Shelton finally gets to play his second round match. He meets the Spanish wildcard Martin Landaluce. We have to wait right until the end of the night session for the other game from the ATP draw and when it comes along the former US Open finalist Casper Ruud will go up against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in what could be a very good match to watch.

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Butch Buchholz

That means there are four matches on the Butch Buchholz court on Sunday once a women’s match has been played out to open up the action. The first men’s match comes from the second round as Alex de Minaur takes on Soonwoo Kwon, who will be well rested after playing his first round match on Thursday. The other three games come from the third round and they begin with Andy Murray looking to make the last 16 when he faces the unseeded Tomas Machac before two more unlikely challengers do battle when Thiago Seyboth Wild meets Nicolas Jarry. The action on this court concludes with Ugo Humbert meeting Dominik Koepfer.

Best of the Rest

As we are catching up on the schedule there are some good matches which will be played on the outside courts with some decent names on show. Grigor Dimitrov is in second round action on Court 1 along with Lorenzo Musetti while Denis Shapovalov is one of the players who will play their third round match on this court. Jan-Lennard Struff, Jiri Lehecka and Adrian Mannarino all play their second round matches.


Two bets jump off the page at me on Sunday and the first of them comes in the form of a man who has already delivered the goods for us this week in Matteo Arnaldi. He goes up against Denis Shapovalov, who to be fair had a decent win over Stefanos Tsitsipas but the Greek looks all at sea to me at the minute so I’m not convinced the Canadian can be judged too strongly on that effort. His struggles to see off Luciano Darderi in the opening round suggests that Shapo is still vulnerable. Arnaldi looked good in beating Arthur Fils and Alexander Bublik so far this week and that builds on a  win he has previously had over Taylor Fritz on a hard court too. He looks to be the more reliable of the two here and I’m happy to be on the Italian particularly at odds against.

The other bet which looks a natural pick is to take the Brazilian player Thiago Seyboth Wild to get the better of Nicolas Jarry. The Chilean was on court for more than three hours on Saturday in beating Jack Draper in what were physically demanding conditions. Draper was sick throughout the latter stages of that contest so I don’t expect Jarry to be at his best here. Jarry has played two matches on the American hard courts and hasn’t really impressed in either of them. Seyboth Wild is having a good week in Miami, which was made better with a very convincing performance in a straight sets win over Taylor Fritz on Saturday. He had that done and dusted in a third of the time it took Jarry to get rid of Draper and having beaten Karen Khachanov last week and previous taking Andrey Rublev to a deciding set at the Australian Open there is a lot of reasoning to think the Brazilian is the bet here.


Back M.Arnaldi to beat D.Shapovalov for a 3/10 stake at 2.05 with Boylesports

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Back T.Seyboth Wild to beat N.Jarry for a 3/10 stake at 2.00 with Betway