Sony Ericsson Open Tickets
Known by many as the “Miami Master” the Sony Ericsson Open, is one of the largest mixed gendered professional tennis tournaments in the sport today. The annual tournament is held in Key Biscayne in Miami Florida at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. Played on hard courts in the outdoors the tournament is held in March as a precursor to the big tennis tournaments of the summer. The Sony Ericsson open is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event for the men’s tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women’s tour.
The tropical Miami environment, massive stadium and the tournament's history of having some of the most competitive matches in professional tennis have made this event one of the most attended in the sport. It even set a record in 2010 when the Sony Ericsson Open got more than 300,000 visitors, making it one of the largest tennis tournaments outside of the four Major tournaments. The 12 day event traditionally brings in top tennis names as its has one of the largest prize awards for both men and women. In fact many have nicknamed the tournament the “Winter Wimbledon” for its high stakes and massive crowds.
The tournament is also unique for being a non-Grand Slam tournament as it is one of the few outside the grand slam where the main singles draw involves more than 64 players and where the tournament is more than a week. The Sony Ericsson Open has broken boundaries not only for its huge pool of players, with 96 men and women playing in the singles brackets and 32 teams in each doubles competition, but for being the first event in the United States to use instant replay for those challenging close line calls. The event happened in 2006 and has since changed the sport, as now players are allowed two challenges with the instant replay features.
With events like this shaping the long history of the Sony Ericsson Open and with past winners like Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Venus Williams, this tournament has created a longstanding reputation of excellence. It has also solidified itself as a “must-see” event for any fan of the sport.