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One of the most anticipated tournaments on the circuit reaches its 45th edition in the California desert and kicks off Wednesday (9), with the start of the WTA 1000 singles bracket. Indian Well and the ATP Tour men’s bracket starts on Thursday (10).

Tournament broadcast BNP Paribas Open for Brazil it’s up to the channel ESPNon pay TV, and on the internet, through platforms Star+.

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The Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 men’s singles bracket has the current world number 1 as the top favourite Daniel Medvedev. Russian is on the same side as Greek Stefanos Tsitsipaspossible rivals in the quarter-finals, and the Spaniard Rafael Nadalpossible rivals in the semifinals.

Medvedev made his direct debut in the second round, and will face either qualifiers or Popyrin. In the third round, he could face Monfils. In the round of 16, the possible opponents will be Alcaraz or Bautista Agut. Tsitsipas will need to beat Cerundolo or Sock, Khachanov and Norrie (current champions) to reach a possible quarter-final against seed 1.


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In the lower quadrant, Nadal is the big favourite. Bull Miúra opens his campaign against Korda or qualifiers. Then you can face Evans, then Opelka or Shapovalov. In the quarter-finals, a possible duel against Ruud or Sinner. The Norwegian could face Kyrgios in a possible 3rd round.

At the bottom of the key, Alexander Zverev, seeded 3, comes with everything to the title of an unprecedented competition. Sascha goes straight into the 2nd round, against Paul or Lucky Loser. In the 3rd round, he could face De Minaur and in the round of 16 Carreño Busta or Fritz. The possibility of the quarter-final match could be against Matteo Berrettini.

The Italian, seeded 6, will face Humbert in the 2nd round, then Harris in the 3rd round. In the round of 16, Matteo can find a dangerous one Felix Auger-Aliassime. The young Canadian 9th seed is going through the best phase of his career and promises to come out strong on this North American tour.

In the last quadrant of the key, Andrey Rublev emerged as a strong favourite. The young Russian 7th seed opens his campaign against Paire or Koepfer. In the 3rd round, you can duel against Tiafoe. If he progresses, he might find compatriot Karatsev or Pole Hurkacz in the last 16. In the quarter-finals, Schwartzman, Isner or Dimitrov.

serbian Novak Djokovic registered in the tournament and emerged in the bracket as seed 2, but the tournament organization confirmed Wednesday (9), that the five-time champion will not play.

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Bracket women have good news in this edition. The main absentees are world number 1 Ashleigh Barty, Czech Barbora Krejcikova (who will be seed 1) and veteran Serena Williams.

Top favorite is Aryna Sabalenka, Swiatek Ribs, More contaveits e Paula Badosa. Let’s analyze the possible paths of this female tennis beast. The Polish Ribs come from the title at the WTA 1000 in Doha and will be seeded 3rd in the California desert. Immediately in the 2nd round, he will face Burel or Kalinina and in the 3rd round he can duel against Tauson, Haddad Maia or Kenin. In octaves, Kasatkina or Kerber. In the quarter-finals, the possible rivals will be Svitolina or Muguruza.


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At the bottom of the bracket, reigning champion Paula Badosa makes her debut against Martincova or Watson. In the 3rd round, you can duel with Sorribes or Juvan. In the last 16, he may have more work to do against Leylah Fernandez, recent champions at Monterrey, Anisimova or Ostapenko. A possible quarter-final rival will be Annet Kontaveit, who is going through the best phase of her career and will be number 4 at Indian Wells.

In the last quadrant, Sakkari could find Kvitova in the 3rd round. In that order, whoever advances to the round of 16 can face Mertens or Jabeur. Belarusians Sabalenka and Azarenka can cross each other in the round of 16 and whoever wins will face Sakkari or a tennis player from the top quadrant.

Highlight also for our Brazilians Bia Haddad Maiawho made his debut this Wednesday, in the final match of Stadium 1, against the American Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin.

Key

Men’s single key
female single key
Men’s Doubles Bracket
Women’s Double Bracket

last champion

single male:
2021 – Norrie
2020 – unrealized
2019 – Thiem
2018 – Del Potro
2017 – Federer
2016 – Djokovic

Men’s Doubles:
2021 – Colleagues/Police
2020 – unrealized
2019 – Mektic / Zeballos
2018 – Isner/Socks
2017 – Klaasen/Ram
2016 – Herbert/Mahut

single women:
2021 – Badosa
2020 – unrealized
2019 – Andreescu
2018 – Osaka
2017 – Vesnina
2016 – Azarenka

women’s doubles
2021 – Hsieh/Mertens
2020 – unrealized
2019 – Sabalenka / Mertens
2018 – Hsieh / Strycova
2017 – Hingis/Chan
2016 – Mattek/Vandeweghe

ATP trivia

Greatest Men’s Singles Champion:
5 – Djokovic, Federer

Greatest Doubles Champion:
4 – Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor

Oldest Champion:
Roger Federer, 35 years old, in 2017.

Youngest Champion:
Boris Becker, 19 years old, in 1987.

Lowest ranked champion:
Larry Stefanki, #143, I’m 1985.

Most wins:
Roger Federer with 66 wins.

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