Indian Wells – Wednesday, March 13, 2019 final results

Three Canadians, possibly simultaneously, fight on in the desert.

BNP Paribas Open

Place: Indian Wells, California
Dates: March 5-17, 2019
Category: Masters 1000 (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Prize Money: $9,314,875 / $9,035,428
Draw size: S96 – D32
Surface: Outdoor hard

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Final results

Womens’ singles, quarterfinals

[WC] Bianca Andreescu (CAN)def [20] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 60 61
[6] Elina Svitolina (UKR) def Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 46 64 64

Men’s singles, fourth round

[13] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 64 63
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def [24] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 76 (3) 26 63

[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) def [Q] Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 63 64
[4] Roger Federer (SUI) def [22] Kyle Edmund (GBR) 61 64
[7] Dominic Thiem (AUT) def. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 64 63
[12] Karen Khachanov (RUS) def [8] John Isner (USA) 64 76 (1)
[18] Gaël Monfils (FRA) def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 60 62

[LL] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) def [Q] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 64 retd

Women’s doubles quarterfinals

[1] Barbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. Kiki Bertens (NED) / Donna Vekic (CRO) 61 76 (2)
Elise Mertens (BEL) / Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def. Kaitlyn Christian / Asia Muhammad (USA) 61 63

Men’s doubles, quarterfinals

[3] Oliver Marach (AUT) / Mate Pavic (CRO) def. [7] Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (NZL) 64 67 (5) [10-5]
Nikola Mektic (CRO) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) def. [5]Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah (COL) 36 75 [10-6]
[6] Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) def. Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Franko Skugor (CRO) 46 62 [10-6]

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9 thoughts on “Indian Wells – Wednesday, March 13, 2019 final results

  1. The issue isn’t what nations are “involved in tennis”. The issue is the scheduling of the order of play for March 13 at the 2019 Indian Wells tournament.

    • It is a complex process, with multiple stakeholders involved including the various TV rights holders (who are all in different time zones), what Tennis Channel wants, what ESPN wants – and what the tournament wants as prime time, marquee matches to sell tickets (which are not prime time on the East Coast).

      There is also the issue of having Nadal and Federer – the two most popular attractions – playing on the same day. There is also the issue of trying to get matches in which the winners will play each other next scheduled at around the same time, if possible, to attempt to give equal rest. And about 20 other issues, including (although I don’t think this applies tomorrow), whether any of the singles players also have to get a doubles match in.

      For example – I can’t remember the last time Nadal played at 11 a.m. here. But that is 7 pm in Spain – prime time for the broadcasting network there. And he’s followed by another Spaniard, Muguruza (who happens to be playing Andreescu). That might well be one reason it’s a day match, and not the night match. Plus – Federer couldn’t play that 11 a.m. slot … because he had the night match tonight.

      Canada, and its players, and when they play, and whether they play at the same time, are fairly far down in the pecking order.

      So it’s only actually “tone deaf” if you think Canada is the only country in play. And there is not one specific person scheduling them. It is multiple people with skin in the game.

      • Thanks for the great explanation. Your insights are always appreciated here, and on too of course!

        • You’re welcome. Just remember that when you assume people who do this for a living don’t know what they’re doing, you’re only exposing your own lack of knowledge on the subject as you jump to the conclusion that they’re incompetent.
          Not that these “experts” don’t screw up. They do. 🙂 🙂

  2. Don’t tournaments have some control over scheduling? What tone deaf person scheduled the three Canadians as match 2 on three different courts?

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