World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will bid for a file sixth BNP Paribas Open title when tennis returns to Indian Wells subsequent month. The Serbian joins fellow stars within the Prime 4 of the FedEx ATP Rankings – Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev – in addition to a number of previous champions and #NextGenATP skills within the subject for 2021.
Djokovic is within the midst of probably the most spectacular seasons in historical past, having already claimed the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles. He at the moment sits solely three wins from finishing the Grand Slam on the US Open.
Ash Barty has solidified her standing because the WTA World No. 1 with a formidable 2021 season and can arrive with hopes of capturing her maiden Indian Wells title. Having already captured 5 singles titles this season, together with a run to the Wimbledon title, Barty will look to place an exclamation level on her season with a powerful efficiency within the desert.
An thrilling line-up of ATP Prime 10 gamers will be part of Djokovic in trying to make waves in Tennis Paradise. 2021 Australian Open finalist Medvedev, 2021 Roland Garros finalist Tsitsipas, 2020 US Open finalist and Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Zverev be part of 2021 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters finalist Andrey Rublev and 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini looking for their maiden BNP Paribas Open title this October.
On the ladies’s facet, 2021 Madrid Open champion and defending BNP Paribas Open doubles champion Aryna Sabalenka, 2021 Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova, Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Elina Svitolina, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova can have their sights set on a primary Indian Wells title.
Defending Champion Bianca Andreescu will make her long-awaited return to the desert on the heels of a run to the fourth spherical in New York. In 2019, Andreescu captured the eye of the tennis world by changing into the primary ladies’s wild card to win in Indian Wells. 4 different former BNP Paribas Open champions are additionally entered: Naomi Osaka (2018), Elena Vesnina (2017), Simona Halep (2015), and Victoria Azarenka (2012, 2016).
Making their inaugural appearances on the BNP Paribas Open will #NextGenATP star Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez and Coco Gauff within the ladies’s subject. Alcaraz and Fernandez catapulted onto the scene with historic performances at this 12 months’s US Open, the place each defeated Prime 10 gamers to succeed in the second week in Flushing Meadows.
Gauff can be joined in Indian Wells by different high People together with John Isner (World No. 22), Reilly Opelka (World No. 24) and Jessica Pegula (World No. 25). The remaining spots within the attracts can be stuffed by the winners of the qualifying occasion, held from 4-6 October, and wild card recipients, who can be introduced within the coming weeks.