This is not the best tournament for Tim. I don't know what it is about Miami, but he doesn't usually do well there. Let's hope he plays well this year because he hasn't won a match in this tournament since 2002! This year also marks his 10th straight appearance in this event.
Last year's result: 2nd round loss to Melzer (1st rd. bye)
2003: 2nd rd. loss to Escude (1st rd. bye)
2002: rd. of 16 loss to Federer (retired after 1st set)
2001: 2nd rd. loss to Santoro (1st rd. bye)
2000: QF loss to Agassi (3rd set tie-break)
1999: 3rd round loss to Jerome Golmard
1998: SF loss to Marcelo Rios
1997: 1st rd. loss to Julian Alonso
1996: 2nd rd. loss to Bruguera
1st rd: Bye
2nd Rd: Ivo Minar (first meeting)
Next: Roger. Tim leads H2H 6-3, but Roger has won the last 2 meetings both in straight sets (plus an exhibition in Kooyong). However Roger has not been his usual uber dominant self, being taken to a deciding set in his last 2 matches.