BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells 2017 Schedule & Order of Play
Who is playing Indian Wells in 2017?
An all-Swiss final will determine the 2017 Indian Wells Masters champion with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka facing off for the 23rd time on Sunday. Federer has dominated their rivalry through the years, leading the head-to-head 19-3, including winning their most recent meeting in the 2017 Australian Open semi-finals in five thrilling sets. Wawrinka has never defeated Federer on a hardcourt, with all three of his wins coming on clay. Another battle of single-handed backhands in the desert, Federer is gunning for a 25th Masters and 90th career title overall, while Wawrinka is looking to add to the one Masters 1000 trophy he picked up in 2014 at Monte-Carlo.
Indian Wells 2017 Seeds
|1||Andy Murray||1||Runner-up (2009)|
|2||Novak Djokovic||2||Champion (2008, 2011, 2014-16)|
|3||Stan Wawrinka||3||QF (2008, 2011)|
|4||Milos Raonic||4||Runner-up (2016)|
|5||Kei Nishikori||5||QF (2016)|
|6||Rafael Nadal||6||Champion (2007, 2009, 2013)|
|7||Marin Cilic||7||QF (2016)|
|8||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||8||QF (2013, 2016)|
|9||Dominic Thiem||9||R16 (2016)|
|10||Roger Federer||10||Champion (2004-6, 2012)|
|11||Gael Monfils||11||QF (2016)|
|12||David Goffin||12||SF (2016)|
|13||Grigor Dimitrov||13||R3 (2013-15)|
|14||Tomas Berdych||14||SF (2013)|
|15||Lucas Pouille||15||R1 (2016)|
|16||Nick Kyrgios||16||R2 (2015)|
|17||Roberto Bautista Agut||17||R16 (2014)|
|18||Jack Sock||18||R16 (2015)|
|19||Richard Gasquet||19||QF (2011)|
|20||Alexander Zverev||20||R16 (2016)|
|21||Ivo Karlovic||21||QF (2011)|
|22||John Isner||22||Runner-up (2012)|
|23||Pablo Carreno Busta||23||R2 (2016)|
|24||Albert Ramos-Vinolas||24||R3 (2012, 2015-16)|
|25||Sam Querrey||26||R16 (2011, 2013)|
|26||Steve Johnson||27||R3 (2016)|
|27||Gilles Muller||28||R3 (2005)|
|28||Fernando Verdasco||29||QF (2009)|
|29||Philipp Kohlschreiber||30||R16 (2009, 2011)|
|30||Mischa Zverev||32||R2 (2011, 2013)|
|31||Pablo Cuevas||33||R32 (2015)|
|32||Feliciano Lopez||34||QF (2015)|
About the BNP Paribas Open
One of the biggest events in tennis, the BNP Paribas Open – also known as the Indian Wells Masters – is one of only two tournaments outside the four Grand Slams to last longer than a week, with the tournament unfolding over two weeks at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Californian desert. The property of billionaire Larry Ellison, CEO and co-founder of Oracle, the tournament and the venue features the second-largest tennis stadium in the world.
Indian Wells has roots stretching back to 1976 when the tournament began a five-year run at the Mission Hills Country Club in the Coachella Valley before moving to the La Quinta Hotel under the direction of Charlie Pasarell. The tournament went through a large number of different names and title sponsors before its current facilities at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden were developed and it became known in 2009 as the BNP Paribas Open. The women’s tournament was held a week prior to the men’s until 1996, when the two events were combined to create the BNP Paribas Open.
2017 BNP Paribas Open tournament information
|Dates||8-19 March 2017|
|Location||Indian Wells, California, USA|
|Venue||Indian Wells Tennis Garden|
|Surface||Hard (Plexipave), outdoor|
|ATP World Tour category||Masters 1000|
|WTA Tour category||Premier Mandatory|
|Entrants||96 singles / 32 doubles|
|Number of seeds||32|
|Reigning men's champion||Novak Djokovic|
|Reigning women's champion||Victoria Azarenka|
|Prize money (men)||US$7,037,595|
|Prize money (women)||US$6,844,139|
Previous Indian Wells champions
The very first Indian Wells men’s final featured John Newcombe beating Arthur Ashe in 1974 and many of the game’s greatest have triumphed at Indian Wells, including Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. In recent years as Indian Wells became the first of the ATP World Tour’s nine Masters 1000 Series events, the title has become the property of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who have won the BNP Paribas Open every year between 2004 and 2016 with the exception of 2011, when Ivan Ljubicic captured the title.
Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2014-16) holds the record for most men’s singles titles at the Indian Wells Masters.
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