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Indian Wells 2024 getting closer: Schedule, Main Draw and Players

by Stefan Jonsson
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Next week it’s upon us, the 2024 Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 event, or the BNP Paribas Open as it’s officially called.

When is the main draw? Is Nadal playing? When does it start?

Let’s look closer at the schedule of the 2024 Indian Wells ATP as well as some players news and photos ahead of next weeks tournament.

When does it start?

The qualifiers start on March 3rd, with the main draws beginning on Wednesday, March 6th. The finals will be held on Sunday, March 17th.

Full Schedule of 2024 BNP Paribas Open

Play will begin every day at 11.00 local time (20.00 CET / 7pm UK time), and the night games begins at 18.00 local time (03.00 CET).

The 2024 Indian Wells schedule

  • Sunday 3rd March – Tuesday 5th March – Qualifying matches
  • Wednesday 6th March – Singles first round (Men and women)
  • Thursday 7th March – Singles first round
  • Friday 8th March – Singles second round
  • Saturday 9th March – Singles second round
  • Sunday 10th March 1- Singles third round
  • Monday 11th March – Singles third round
  • Tuesday 12th March – Singles fourth round
  • Wednesday 13th March – Singles fourth round
  • Thursday 14th March – Singles quarter-finals
  • Friday 15th March – Women’s Singles Semi-Finals and Men’s Doubles Final
  • Saturday 16th March – Men’s Singles Semi Finals and Women’s Doubles Final
  • Sunday 17th March – Singles Finals!

When is the Main Draw?

It has now been confirmed that the draw ceremony will be held on March 4th at 15.00 local time at the Stadium Plaza, Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

We recommend following it on the official tournament X account.

Who’s Playing at Indian Wells?

Nadal back in California

As usual the player field is amazing at Indian Wells, some of the biggest names include;

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Carlos Alcaraz (2023 winner)
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Holger Rune
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Grigor Dimitrov
  • Hubert Hurkacz

…and many more top names.

Carlos Alcaraz and Elena Rybakina are the defending champions but not the current favorites this year, looking at the odds.

World no 1 Djokovic is back in Indian Wells for the first time since 2019.

“It’s been five years, way too long to not be part of Tennis Paradise,” Djokovic said on the BNP Paribas Open’s Instagram.

Nadal (image above) is back as well following some serious injuries and it will be interesting to see how he can cope. Last time at the BNP Paribas Open was in 2022 when he lost the final to Taylor Fritz.

Andy Murray might be playing his last tournament here as he claimed previously these coming months might be the last of his career.

And let’s not forget, Jannik Sinner, hottest player in tennis right now, will be looking to continue his fantastic start to the season. So far: 15 straight wins and his first slam at the Australian Open!

Some Tips

If you’re planning to watch the games on location, read our tips for traveling to Indian Wells. And make sure to check out our guide for betting on the Indian Wells ATP if you’re in the mood to wager some cash on these matches.

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