The 2024 Miami Open is expected to be jam-packed with the very best of men's and women's tennis assembling in Miami Gardens, Florida, to play in the Sunshine Double.
The spring hardcourt season in the United States will end on March 31st, 2024, the day when the men's and women's finals at the Miami Open will take place. The players will battle for nearly two weeks for the right to earn a spot in the final Sunday.
As such, the entry list will match the prize money offered at this event. The world's best players will look forward to competing at the Hard Rock Stadium, which has been home of the Miami Open since 2019.
The men's field will feature the likes of Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner - the quartet who will be among the favorites to lift the trophy. But the form of Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev cannot be ignored, with each winning a title in 2024.
The women's tournament will be stacked, too, with Iga Swiatek expected to return to Miami after missing the event last year due to injury. Aryna Sabalenka has never won the Miami Open and can capitalize on the momentum to do so.
Last year, Elena Rybakina missed out on winning the Sunshine Swing and joining a gaudy list of players to conquer this landmark after losing the final to Petra Kvitova. It will be intriguing to see whether she can make any inroads again.
Endurance will be key for those who will attempt to make the deep end of the two WTA 1000 tournaments in March, so look out for Coco Gauff, Linda Noskova, and Mirra Andreeva - who are the highest-ranked teenagers in the current WTA rankings and the freshest legs on tour.
Notably, the Miami Open is a combined ATP and WTA event and one of the few tournaments that offers equal pay in every round for the men and women competing. However, points allocation differs slightly for the two competitions.
Although the overall prize money figure has increased, there will be a reduction in remuneration for the champion, runner-up, and semifinalists by at least 10% from 2023. These funds will be mobilized to the qualifying draw and early rounds of the tournament, benefitting low-income earners.
The 2024 champions in Miami will make $1,100,000 (both the ATP and WTA) and will receive the full 1,000 ranking points. Runner-ups will earn $585,000 and get 650 points. The variation in points begins from the semifinal and moves to the lower rounds.
Semifinalists will bank $325,000, but the men get 400 points, and the women get 390 points. Quarterfinalists, meanwhile, will earn $385,000, which is slightly higher from 2023. The men get 200 points, and the women get 215 points.
Prize money breakdown and points allocation in the main draw begins in the opening round. Players who fail to win a match will be compensated generously.
These players will pocket $23,250 and receive 10 points for both competitions. The complete breakdown of prize money and points distribution is tabulated below.
2024 Miami Open ATP & WTA Prize Money & Points Overview: