Djokovic, Zverev Feature At Indian Wells On Monday; Schedule & Stats
Thiem, Raonic, Monfils also feature in third-round play
Five-time former champion Novak Djokovic looks to extend his record of 50 match wins at the BNP Paribas Open (50-8 overall) on Monday when he challenges German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Stadium 1 in their third-round match. The World No 1, who has won eight of their nine FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings — including three in Indian Wells (2008, 2010 and 2016) — will be wary of Kohlschreiber, who knocked out Nick Kyrgios, the recent Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC titlist (d. A. Zverev), in the second round. Djokovic is 11-1 on the year, including a record seventh Australian Open crown (d. Nadal) in January.
Third seed Alexander Zverev, a winner of three ATP Masters 1000 trophies, aims to improve his 4-0 record against fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second match on Stadium 1. Milos Raonic, the 2016 finalist and No. 13 seed, begins play on the main show court against 25-year-old wild card Marcos Giron, a winner over Jeremy Chardy and Alex de Minaur in the opening two rounds.
Over on Stadium 2, 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, fresh off his first Top 10 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas and at a career-high No. 58 in the ATP Rankings, will try to reach the fourth round at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament for the first time when he takes on Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. Meanwhile, France’s Gael Monfils, the No. 18 seed and 2016 quarter-finalist, who has gotten off to a fine start in 2019 with a 13-3 record — including the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title — takes a 2-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head lead into his clash against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.
STATS OF THE DAY
- Alexander Zverev has reached the quarter-finals at 11 ATP Masters 1000 events in his career, going on to win three ATP Masters 1000 titles (2017 Rome, Montreal and 2018 Madrid), but has yet to reach the final eight in Indian Wells. View Zverev's ATP Masters 1000 Record
- Gael Monfils’s title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament last month was only his second singles title at ATP 500 level of his eight singles titles in total. Monfils has advanced to three ATP Masters 1000 finals at the 2009 and 2010 Rolex Paris Masters and at the 2016 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
- Marcos Giron, who received a wild card into the qualifying field, has now won back-to-back matches in an ATP Tour main draw for the first time in his career. The World No. 217 is also the lowest-ranked player to reach the Indian Wells third round since No. 239 Ivo Karlovic in 2011. Read Feature
- The 40-year-old Karlovic became the oldest match winner at an ATP Masters 1000 event in series history (since 1990) when he won his first-round match over Matthew Ebden on Thursday. He quickly broke his own record, two days later, with an upset of his countryman, No. 11 seed Borna Coric, in the second round. Read Feature
- Philipp Kohlschreiber reached his fifth and most recent ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final at Indian Wells last year (his first came at Madrid in 2007). He has yet to reach an ATP Masters 1000 semi-final (0-5 in QF matches).
- In his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 main draw appearance, Prajnesh Gunneswaran has reached the third round as a qualifier. It is the second year in a row that an Indian qualifier has made the third round of the BNP Paribas Open – Yuki Bhambri pulled off the same feat in 2018. Read Feature
- Laslo Djere and Felix Auger-Aliassime both contested their first ATP Tour singles final at the Rio Open presented by Claro last month, with Djere capturing the title. Both now find themselves into the third round at Indian Wells, while holding career-high ATP Rankings: Djere at No. 32 and Auger-Aliassime at No. 58.
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
ATP - [Q] M. Giron (USA) vs  M. Raonic (CAN)
ATP -  A. Zverev (GER) vs J. Struff (GER)
WTA - V. Williams (USA) vs [Q] C. Mchale (USA)
Not Before 6:00 pm
WTA -  N. Osaka (JPN) vs  D. Collins (USA)
Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP -  N. Djokovic (SRB) vs P. Kohlschreiber (GER)
STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
WTA - [Q] N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS) vs  A. Kerber (GER)
Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA -  A. Sabalenka (BLR) vs  L. Tsurenko (UKR)
ATP -  G. Monfils (FRA) vs A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
ATP - [WC] F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs Y. Nishioka (JPN)
Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP - D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Skugor (CRO) vs  B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)
STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
WTA -  A. Sevastova (LAT) vs  A. Kontaveit (EST)
WTA - [Q] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) vs  Ka. Pliskova (CZE)
WTA - M. Barthel (GER) vs  J. Goerges (GER)
ATP -  G. Simon (FRA) vs  D. Thiem (AUT)
STADIUM 4 start 11:00 am
ATP -  H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) vs J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)
ATP - I. Karlovic (CRO) vs [Q] P. Gunneswaran (IND)
ATP -  [WC] L. Djere (SRB) vs [LL] M. Kecmanovic (SRB)
WTA -  B. Bencic (SUI) vs E. Alexandrova (RUS)
STADIUM 6 start 11:00 am
WTA -  B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) vs A. Rosolska (POL) / Z. Yang (CHN)
ATP -  P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) vs N. Mektic (CRO) / H. Zeballos (ARG)
WTA - J. Brady (USA) / A. Riske (USA) vs K. Bertens (NED) / D. Vekic (CRO)
ATP - [WC] L. Pouille (FRA) / S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs  J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)
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