2021 BNP Paribas Open: Top players and debutantes to watch out for

The BNP Paribas Open also named as Indian Wells Masters and Indian Wells Open is an annual tennis tournament held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, United States. The Indian Wells tournament is a Masters 1000 event on Men’s tour and a WTA 1000 event on Women’s tour. The Indian Wells Masters is scheduled to begin on 7th October. Games are played on hard-court. Indian Wells Masters is often called the fifth Grand Slam, since it is one of the best tennis tournaments.

A new champion will be crowned this time as no former champion has entered the men’s singles draw this year. Defending champion Dominic Thiem, world n0.1 Novak Djokovic, Swiss maestro Roger Federer, and Spanish star Rafael Nadal have withdrawn from the men’s singles draw this season.

World no.2 player Daniil Medvedev is the top seed and the frontline runner to win the title at the Indian Wells. Medvedev recently won his maiden Grand Slam title by winning the US Open. The Russian defeated Djokovic to win the title. He has won four titles in total. The Russian ace has a 3-3 record at Indian Wells.

Alexander Zverev, the gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics won the Masters 1000 event in Madrid and Cincinnati. Earlier, Zverev also won the ATP 500 event in Acapulco. Zverev extended his unbeaten streak to 16, after winning the quarter-finals at the US Open. He has a 5-4 record at Indian Wells.

Greek top star Stefanos Tsitsipas is in amazing form this year. Tsitsipas has won more than 50 matches in this season (51-15). Earlier, he reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open. Especially, Tsitsipas has reached five quarter-finals in his six Masters 1000 events in 2021.