July 15, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

No. 2 seed Carlos Alcaraz and No. 3 Jannik Sinner play their opening matches Friday.

But for Canadian fans, the intrigue will be first up as Félix Auger-Aliassime, the No. 31 seed, takes on qualifier Constant Lestienne.

What might once have been a routine opener … no longer is. Because nothing is very routine for the Canadian at the moment. He’s first up at 11 a.m. PT.

Later, Auger-Aliassime also has doubles (which was to have happened Thursday, and give him a chance to test some match conditions. But it was bumped out because of the overflow from Wednesday’s rain delays.

And Denis Shapovalov, who was to play late Thursday night, got bumped to today.

(Indian Wells is three hours behind ET)

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BNP Paribas Open
Location: Indian Wells, Calif.
Category: ATP Tour 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: March 6-17, 2024
Prize money: $12,418,990
Draws: S96 / D32

Friday, March 8, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

Canadian content

[31] Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) def. [Q] Constant Lestienne  (FRA) 64 61

 

Upsets

[Q] Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) def [15] Karen Khachanov (RUS) 61 75

Fabian Marozsan  (HUN) def [24] Nicolas Jarry  (CHI) 36 75 64

 

Retirements

[22] Francisco Cerundolo  (ARG) def. Alexander Shevchenko (KAZ) 62 31 retd

 

Seeds scuffling

[2] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) def Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) 67 (5) 60 61

[16] Ben Shelton (USA) def. [WC] Jakub Mensik (CZE) 46 63 64

[32] Jiri Lehecka (CZE) def. [WC] Brandon Nakashima (USA) 36 63 64

 

Seeds rolling

[3] Jannik Sinner (ITA) def. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 63 60

[5] Andrey Rublev (RUS) def. Andy Murray (GBR) 76 (3) 61

[6] Alexander Zverev (GER) def Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 64 64

[10] Alex de Minaur (AUS) def Taro Daniel (JPN) 61 62

[11] Stefanos Tsitsipas  (GRE) def. [Q] Lucas Pouille (FRA) 63 62

[18] Frances Tiafoe (USA) def. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 63

[20] Alexander Bublik  (KAZ) def Juncheng Shang (CHN) 64 61

[25] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def. Borna Coric (CRO) 67 (3) 62 76 (9)

[27] Tallon Griekspoor (NED) def Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 63 63

 

Singles, first round

[PR] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) def. Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) 61 64

Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) def Pavel Kotov (RUS) 46 63 75

 

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) def Flavio Cobolli (ITA) 64 64

[Q] Lukas Klein (SVK) def [Q] Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA) 76 (8) 64

Alexandre Muller (FRA) def. [Q] Hugo Grenier (FRA) 76 (5) 75

Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) def. [WC] Aleksandar Kovacevic  (USA) 67 (2) 63 75

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