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Andy Murray comenzó su camino en el BNP Paribas Open el sábado.

Murray, Wawrinka Set To Open Indian Wells Bids

Second round action gets underway Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open

DAY 3 PREVIEW: Bottom half second round play begins on Saturday with No. 2 seed Andy Murray, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 6 Tomas Berdych and No. 8 Richard Gasquet leading the way. In addition, two-time BNP Paribas Open doubles champion Rafael Nadal & countryman Fernando Verdasco take on No. 3 seeds Bob and Mike Bryan, who won the title in 2013-14. That match is not before 6 p.m. on Stadium 2.

The first men’s match on Stadium 1 features Berdych and wild card Juan Martin del Potro, who has won four of the previous six meetings (2-1 on hard courts).This is their first meeting since the 4R at Roland Garros in 2012 when del Potro won in four sets. Berdych is making his 12th straight visit to Indian Wells and his best result came in 2013 when he reached the semi-finals. That was also the same year del Potro reached the final (l. to Nadal) in his last appearance here.

In the next match on, Spaniard Marcel Granollers takes on Murray, who leads the Fed Ex Head 2 Head 5-1, including the last three meetings. Murray is playing in his first tournament since reaching his fifth Australian Open final on Jan. 31. He also became a father on Feb. 7. Granollers is 5-28 lifetime against Top 10 opponents and he’s attempting to reach the 3R in Indian Wells for the second time (2012).

In the evening session, Ukrainian Illya Marchenko squares off for the first time against Wawrinka, who is one of five two-time winners on the ATP World Tour this season. Marchenko posted his first career Top 10 win over No. 7 David Ferrer in the opening week of the season in Doha. He’s already won eight matches in less than three months, the most since 2010. Wawrinka is off to a 13-2 start and he captured the 500 level tournament in Dubai (d. Baghdatis) in his last appearance.

On Stadium 2, last year’s semi-finalist and No. 12 seed Milos Raonic returns to action for the first time since Jan. 29 when he reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open (l. to Murray in five sets). In that match, the Canadian suffered an adductor injury. He is off to a 9-1 start, opening the season with his eighth career ATP World Tour title in Brisbane (d. Federer). He takes on rapidly-rising Spaniard Inigo Cervantes, who is ranked a career-high No. 59.

In the next match on, No. 13 Gael Monfils and Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta meet for the third time (tied 1-1), the first on hard courts. The Frenchman won the last meeting in the 1R at Wimbledon last year while the Spaniard won on clay in Monte-Carlo in 2014.

In the next final singles match on Stadium 2, qualifier Ryan Harrison looks for his second straight win against No. 10 seed Marin Cilic, who fell in three sets two weeks ago in Acapulco. It was the Croat’s first loss to an American since falling to James Blake at the 2008 Australian Open.

On Stadium 3, Gasquet opens the order of play against countryman Nicolas Mahut. Gasquet has won all three previous meetings. Two of the Next Generation teenagers on the ATP World Tour follow with 19-year-old Croat Borna Coric taking on No. 29 seed Thomaz Bellucci and No. 15 seed David Goffin meeting 18-year-old American wild card Frances Tiafoe.

DAY 3 FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court


[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) - Del Potro Leads 4-2

Berdych 2016 FastFacts:
SF(2): Doha (l Djokovic); Marseille (l Kyrgios); QF(2): Australian Open (l Federer); Dubai (l Kyrgios)
YTD W-L: 12-5 (12-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 7
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 18-11 (SF - 2013)

• The 30-year-old Czech Republic native is making his 12th straight Indian Wells appearance and enters with an 18-11 match record. His best result was SFs in 2013 (l. to Nadal). Also QF in 2010 (l. to Nadal) and last year (l. to Federer) and 4R in 2006 (l. to Baghdatis), 2011 (l. to Wawrinka) and 2012 (Almagro)
• Has four opening round losses (after a bye) – in 2007 (l. to Russell), 2008 (l. to Wawrinka), 2009 (l. to Troicki) and 2014 (l. to Bautista Agut)
• Comes in with 12-5 record and has advanced to QF-or-better at 1st 4 events of season
• Reached 6th straight Australian Open QF (d. Bautista Agut in 5 sets, l. to No. 3 Federer)
• Fell to No. 1 Djokovic in Doha SF and Kyrgios in both Marseille SF and Dubai QF
• Helped Czech Republic defeat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R by winning 5-setter over A. Zverev in 4h, 20m. Retired with right hamstring injury in 4th rubber while trailing Kohlschreiber 63 75
• Also won doubles w/Stepanek for 50th Davis Cup victory of career (d. Kohlschreiber/Petzschner)

Del Potro 2016 FastFacts:
SF: Delray Beach (l Querrey)
YTD W-L: 4-1 (4-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 18
Date of Birth: September 23, 1988
Emirates ATP Ranking: 420
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 17-5 (Finalist - 2013)

• The 27-year-old Argentine opened on Thursday night with a 64 60 win over qualifier Tim Smyczek in 69 minutes, converting 4 of 8 break pts.  He is making his sixth appearance in Indian Wells, first since 2013 when he reached the final (d. No. 3 Murray, No. 1 Djokovic, l. to Nadal). Also SF in 2011 (l. to Nadal) and QF in 2009 (l. to Nadal) and 2012 (l. to Federer)
• Last month, defeated Kudla, Smith and Chardy at Delray Beach in comeback from wrist surgeries (l. to eventual champion Querrey in SF). Underwent left wrist surgery on Jan. 20 and June 18 last year
• Returned for 1st tournament since 2015 ATP Masters 1000 Miami and 3rd since 2014 Dubai
• Rose from No. 1,042 to No. 420 in Emirates ATP Rankings on February 22 after Delray Beach
• Has a 34-59 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and his last win came over No. 9 Gasquet in round robin play of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London in November 2013

Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs [2] Andy Murray (GBR) - Murray Leads 5-1

Granollers 2016 FastFacts:
YTD W-L: 3-6 (3-4 on hard, 0-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: April 12, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 92
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 2-5 (3R - 2012)

 • The 29-year-old Spaniard opened on Thursday with a 61 60 win in one hour over Damir Dzumhur, saving all 5 break pts. faced (won 6 of 11 break pts.). His best result is 3R in 2012 (bye, d. Haas, l. to No. 2 Nadal). Since then, lost in 1R in 2013 (l. to Nalbandian) and last year (l. to Johnson)
• Started season 2-6 in singles, with wins at Australian Open (d. No. 106 Ebden) and Memphis (d. No. 120 Jaziri)
• Fell to 0-6 lifetime in Australian Open 2R matches with loss to No. 11 Isner
• Reached Canberra, AUS Challenger SF (d. Halys, l. to Lorenzi)
• In doubles, advanced to Australian Open SF w/Cuevas (d. Dodig/Melo and Pospisil/Sock, l. to Nestor/Stepanek)
• Has a 5-28 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and his last win came over No. 5 Ferrer in 1R in Tokyo in October 2014

Murray 2016 FastFacts:
F: Australian Open (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 8-1 (8-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 35
Date of Birth: May 15, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 2
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 24-10 (Finalist - 2009)

• The 28-year-old Scot comes into Indian Wells ranked No. 2 for the first time with a 24-10 career record and last year advanced to his third semi-final or better in Indian Wells, losing to eventual champion Djokovic in straight sets. Also lost to Djokovic in first semi-final in 2007
• His best result was runner-up in 2009 (l. to Nadal) and was first Briton in title match since Tim Henman in 2004 (l. to Federer)
• Lost in the quarter-finals in 2010 (l. to Soderling) and in 2013 (l. to del Potro) after back-to-back opening round losses in 2011 (l. to Young) and ’12 (l. to Garcia-Lopez)
• Made his debut in 2006 and lost to No. 5 Davydenko in 2R. The following year posted back-to-back Top 10 wins over No. 4 Davydenko (4R) and No. 9 Haas (QF) before falling to Djokovic in SFs
• In January, fell to 0-5 in Australian Open finals with 4th championship match loss to No. 1 Djokovic
• With older brother Jamie, became 1st brothers in Open Era to reach singles and doubles finals at same major
• Improved to 20-7 lifetime in 5-set matches with wins over Raonic in Australian Open SF and No. 6 Nishikori in Davis Cup 1R
• Extended Davis Cup win streak to 14 matches with 3 victories to lead Great Britain past Japan 3-1
• Daughter, Sophia Oliva, born on February 7 (top four players are all fathers)

Illya Marchenko (UKR) vs [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - First Meeting

Marchenko 2016 FastFacts:
SF: Doha (l Nadal); QF: Acapulco (l Tomic)
YTD W-L: 8-5 (8-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 8, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 72
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-1 (2R - 2016)

• The 28-year-old Ukrainian opened with a 75 76(6) win over Dmitry Tursunov on Thursday. He is making his second main draw appearance in Indian Wells, first since 2011 when he lost to Smyczek in 1R. Since then, lost in 1R qualifying in 2012 and ‘13
• In opening week of season, advanced to 3rd career ATP World Tour SF – 1st since 2010 – at Doha (d. No. 7 Ferrer in 1R, l. to No. 5 Nadal). Win over Ferrer was 1st of career over a Top 10 player (1-5 overall)
• Reached QF in Acapulco (d. Paul and Harrison, l. to Tomic)
• Has already won 8 tour-level matches in 2016, most in a season since winning 18 in 2010
• Comes in with an 1-5 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and lone win came in January in Doha (d. No. 7 Ferrer 67 63 62 in 1R)

Wawrinka 2016 FastFacts:
W: Chennai (d Coric); Dubai (d Baghdatis); QF: Marseille (l Paire)
YTD W-L: 13-2 (13-2 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2 / Career Titles: 13
Date of Birth: March 28, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 4
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 15-8 (QF - 2008, ‘11)

• The 30-year-old Swiss native enters with a 15-8 career record and his best results are quarter-final showings in 2008 (l. to Djokovic) and ’11 (l. to Federer). Four of his eight losses have come to Top 3 opponents
• In last four visits, lost in 3R in 2012 (l. to Simon), 4R in ’13 (l. to Federer) and ’14 (l. to Anderson) and last year suffered his first opening round loss (after bye, l. to No. 104 Haase) in eight appearances
• On a 9-match win streak in finals after beating Baghdatis to win ATP World Tour 500 event in Dubai
• Captured 3rd straight Chennai title (d. Coric), increasing win streaks at event to 12 matches and 24 sets
• Enjoyed 400th career win in Australian Open 3R on Jan. 23 (d. Rosol) before falling in 4R (l. to Raonic in 5 sets)
• Advanced to 2nd week of Australian Open for 4th straight season
• Appeared in 44 consecutive Grand Slam main draws since making major debut at 2005 Roland Garros
• Saved 2 MPs to beat Stakhovsky 64 46 76(8) in Marseille 2R and came within 2 points of losing to Stakhovsky in Dubai 1R before earning 57 63 75 win


Inigo Cervantes (ESP) vs [12] Milos Raonic (CAN) - First Meeting

Cervantes 2016 FastFacts:
SF: Sao Paulo (l Carreno Busta)
YTD W-L: 6-6 (1-2 on hard, 5-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 30, 1989
Emirates ATP Ranking: 59 (Career-high)
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-0 (2R - 2016)

• The 26-year-old from Javea (birthplace of Ferrer) made his Indian Wells debut on Thursday, defeating countryman Nicolas Almagro 57 63 64. He is one of 11 Spaniards in main draw and making his tournament debut. Ranked a career-high No. 59
• Last month in Sao Paulo, beat 2014 champion Delbonis 76(6) 26 64 in 1st ATP World Tour QF (l. to Carreño Busta in 1st SF)
• Defeated Riba in Quito 1R for 1st tour-level win since 2014 Barcelona (l. to Carreño Busta in 2R)
• Fell to Donskoy in Australian Open 1R, his 1st Grand Slam main draw match since 2012 Wimbledon
• Reached 1st career ATP World Tour doubles final w/Lorenzi at Buenos Aires (l. to Cabal/Farah)

Raonic 2016 FastFacts:
W: Brisbane (d Federer); SF: Australian Open (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 9-1 (9-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 14
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 11-5 (SF - 2015)

• The 25-year-old Canadian is making his sixth straight Indian Wells appearance and last year reached semi-finals, his best showing (d. No. 3 Nadal in QF, l. to No. 2 Federer). Previous year advanced to QFs (d. No. 6 Murray in 4R, l. to Dolgopolov). Also reached 4R in 2013 (l. to Tsonga) and 3R in 2011-12
• Teamed w/Isner to win 1R doubles match on Friday, d. Fleming/A. Murray 75 67 10-8
• Won 1st 9 matches of 2016 season, highlighted by 8th career ATP World Tour title at Brisbane (d. No. 3 Federer). Victory over Federer avenged loss to Swiss in 2015 Brisbane final
• Upset No. 4 Wawrinka in 5 sets en route to 2nd Grand Slam SF at Australian Open (l. to No. 2 Murray in 5 sets). Suffered adductor injury in that match
• Playing in first singles match since Jan. 29 after W/D from Delray Beach, Acapulco and Davis Cup 1R

[13] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) - Tied 1-1

Monfils 2016 FastFacts:
F: Rotterdam (l Klizan); QF: Australian Open (l Raonic)
YTD W-L: 9-3 (8-3 on hard, 1-0 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: September 1, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 16
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-7 (3R - 2006, ‘14)

• The 29-year-old Frenchman is making his 8th Indian Wells visit and comes in with a 3-7 match record. Two of his three wins came over American Jeff Morrison in 2005 (2R) & ’06 (3R after bye). Also 3R in 2014 (bye, d. Stakhovsky, l. to Fognini)
• In January, advanced to 1st Australian Open QF in 11th appearance (l. to Raonic)
• Last month, fell to 5-18 in ATP World Tour finals with loss to Klizan in Rotterdam championship match
• Won 8th straight Davis Cup match to open France’s 5-0 sweep of Canada in 1R (d. Dancevic)
• Withdrew from Marseille due to right leg injury

FRENCHMEN IN TOP 50: Monfils is one of seven Frenchmen in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
No. 10 Richard Gasquet
No. 16 Gael Monfils
No. 19 Gilles Simon
No. 22 Benoit Paire
No. 32 Jeremy Chardy
No. 44 Nicolas Mahut

Carreno Busta 2016 FastFacts:
F: Sao Paulo (l Cuevas); QF: Quito (l Bellucci)
YTD W-L: 7-6 (1-2 on hard, 6-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 12, 1991
Emirates ATP Ranking: 52 (Career-high)
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-2 (2R - 2016)

• The 24-year-old Spaniard won his first Indian Wells match in three attempts on Thursday, defeating Evgeny Donskoy 63 64. In previous two visits, lost in 1R in 2014 (l. to Lorenzi) and last year (l. to Young)
• Last month, beat 4 countrymen en route to 1st ATP World Tour singles final at São Paulo (l. to Cuevas)
• Beat Dutra Silva and Cervantes to reach Quito QF (l. to Bellucci in 3 sets)
• Fell to friend Nadal in 1R at Doha and Rio de Janeiro
• Won 1st ATP doubles title at Quito w/Duran (d. Bellucci/Demoliner)
• Also reached back-to-back doubles finals w/Marrero at Rio de Janeiro (d. Melo/Soares, l. to Cabal/Farah) and São Paulo (l. to Peralta/Zeballos)
• Achieved career-high No. 52 in Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings on Feb. 29 following 12-4 start to season

[Q] Ryan Harrison (USA) vs [10] Marin Cilic (CRO) - Cilic Leads 2-1

Harrison 2016 FastFacts:
YTD W-L: 3-3 (3-3 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 7, 1992
Emirates ATP Ranking: 168
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 11-6 (4R - 2011-12)

• The 23-year-old American maintained his perfect 1R record (7-0) in Indian Wells on Thursday, defeating Dusan Lajovic 63 76(3). Comes in with an 11-6 career record and best result is 4R in 2011 (l. to No. 2 Federer) and ’12 (l. to No. 13 Simon). Five of his six losses here have come to Top 15 foes. Last three years lost in 2R – 2013 (l. to No. 5 Nadal), 2014 (l. to No. 14 Fognini) and last year (l. to No. 5 Nishikori)
• Qualified at Acapulco and beat No. 14 Cilic to reach 2R (l. to Marchenko 76 in 3rd)
• Saved 4 MPs to defeat Nedovyesov and qualify for Australian Open (l. to An. Kuznetsov in 1R)
• Saved 1 MP to defeat Tiafoe in Memphis 1R (l. to No. 7 Nishikori in 2R)

AMERICAN QUALIFIERS: Harrison was one of a tournament-high five Americans to qualify into the main draw and one of two winners, with Bjorn Fratangelo. Note: The last time five Americans qualified in Indian Wells was in 2009.

Cilic 2016 FastFacts:
F: Marseille (l Kyrgios); QF(2): Brisbane (l Thiem); Rotterdam (l Kohlschreiber)
YTD W-L: 9-7 (8-6 on hard, 1-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 14
Date of Birth: September 28, 1988
Emirates ATP Ranking: 12
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-8 (4R - 2014)

• The 27-year-old Croat is making his 9th straight Indian Wells visit and his best result came two years ago when he reached 4R (l. to No. 2 Djokovic in three sets). Also 3R in 2009, ’11 and ‘13
• Fell to 14-10 lifetime in ATP World Tour finals with loss in Marseille championship match to Kyrgios
• Helped Croatia to 3-2 Davis Cup 1R win over Belgium (d. Coppejans, l. to Goffin)
• Advanced to QFs at Brisbane (l. to Thiem) and Rotterdam (l. to Kohlschreiber)
• Reached Australian Open 3R (l. to Bautista Agut)


[8] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) - Gasquet Leads 3-0

Gasquet 2016 FastFacts:
W: Montpellier (d Mathieu); QF: Marseille (l Kyrgios)
YTD W-L: 6-1 (6-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 13
Date of Birth: June 18, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 10
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-9 (4R - 2004)

• The 29-year-old Frenchman is making his 11th straight appearance in Indian Wells and comes in with a 13-10 career match record. His best result was QFs in 2011 (l. to Djokovic). Also 4R four other times – in 2006 (l. to Federer), 2007 (l. to Roddick), 2008 (l. to Blake) and 2013 (l. to Berdych)
• Six or his 10 losses have come to Top 10 opponents (2-6 record. Beat No. 10 Melzer 3R & No. 8 Roddick 4R in 2011)
• Last year came in ranked No. 25 and retired in opening round down 3-1 in third set (after bye) to Berrer due to a back injury
• Last month improved to 13-12 in ATP World Tour finals by capturing 3rd title at Montpellier (d. Mathieu)
• Moved into 2nd place among Frenchmen in Open Era with 13 titles (Noah 23)
• In only other tournament of 1st 2 months, advanced to Marseille QF (l. to Kyrgios)
• Clinched France’s Davis Cup 1R win over Canada in doubles w/Tsonga (d. Bester/Pospisil)
• Withdrew from Doha and Australian Open with back injury and from Rotterdam with flu

Mahut 2016 FastFacts:
SF: Rotterdam (l Klizan); QF: Sydney (l Troicki)
YTD W-L: 7-6 (7-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: January 21, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 44
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-4 (3R - 2007-2008)

• The 33-year-old Frenchman opened on Thursday with a 62 64 win over Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo
• Trying to reach 3R for 3rd time after reaching that round in 2007 (d. No. 24 Safin, l. to No. 14 Murray) and ’08 (d. No. 25 Almagro, l. to No. 1 Federer)
• Won 10 straight sets to qualify and reach Rotterdam SF (d. Troicki, l. to Klizan after holding 3 MPs)
• Also qualified and reached QFs at Sydney (d. Seppi, l. to Troicki)
• Captured 11th doubles title at Rotterdam w/Pospisil (d. Bopanna/Mergea, Kontinen/Peers and Petzschner/Peya)

Borna Coric (CRO) vs [29] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) - Coric Leads 1-0

Coric 2016 FastFacts:
F: Chennai (l Wawrinka)
YTD W-L: 8-7 (7-6 on hard, 1-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 14, 1996
Emirates ATP Ranking: 47
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 2-1 (2R - 2015-16)

• The 19-year-old Croat opened on Thursday with a 62 75 win over Lucas Pouille. He is making his second straight appearance in Indian Wells. One of three Croats (Cilic, Dodig) in main draw. Qualified last year (d. Haider-Maurer, l. to Tomic in 2R)
• Began season by reaching 1st ATP World Tour final at Chennai (d. Bautista Agut 76 in 3rd, l. to No. 4          Wawrinka). Became 1st teen to play in an ATP final since countryman Cilic at 2008 New Haven (d. Fish)
• Spent 9 hours, 29 minutes on court en route to final, nearly 3 times Wawrinka’s 3 hours, 16 minutes
• After falling to Goffin in 5 sets,clinched Croatia’s 3-2 win over Belgium in Davis Cup 1R (d. Coppejans).
 Croatia will play the U.S. on the road in July in QFs
• Suffered 4-match losing streak after Chennai SF win over Bedene

Bellucci 2016 FastFacts:
F: Quito (l Estrella Burgos)
YTD W-L: 4-6 (1-3 on hard, 3-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: December 30, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 33
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-6 (4R - 2012)

• The 28-year-old Brazilian is appearing in Indian Wells for 7th time in 8 years (DNP in 2014) and his best result came in 2012 when he lost to No. 3 Federer in three sets. Since then, lost in 1R in 2013 (l. to Tomic) and last year (l. to Bolelli)
• Last month reached 7th ATP World Tour singles final at Quito, coming within 2 points of title before falling to Estrella Burgos
• Also advanced to Quito doubles final w/Demoliner (l. to Carreño Busta/Duran)
• Only singles win outside of Quito came in Australian Open 1R (d. Thompson, l. to Johnson in 2R)
• Posted 4-6 singles and 8-6 doubles record in 1st 2 months of season

[15] David Goffin (BEL) vs [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) - First Meeting

Goffin 2016 FastFacts:
QF: Marseille (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 8-4 (6-4 on hard, 2-0 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 18
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-2 (2R - 2013)

• The 25-year-old Belgian is making his third appearance in Indian Wells and his best result is 2R in 2013 (d. Troicki, l. to F. Mayer). In last visit two years ago, qualified (l. to Davydenko in 3rd set TB)
• In January, advanced to Australian Open 4R for 1st time (d. Thiem, l. to No. 3 Federer)
• Last weekend, defeated Coric and Cilic, but lost doubles w/Bemelmans to Dodig/Skugor during Davis Cup 1R (CRO d. BEL 3-2)
• Last month, reached Marseille QF (l. to No. 8 Berdych). Loss to Berdych was 14th straight against a Top 10 opponent (1-25 overall)

Tiafoe 2016 FastFacts:
YTD W-L: 1-1 (1-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 20, 1998
Emirates ATP Ranking: 177
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-0 (2R - 2016)

• Youngest player in draw (at 18 yrs., 1 mon.) and Top 200 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 177 made his tournament debut (also first ATP Masters 1000 tournament) on Thursday, defeating friend and junior rival Taylor Fritz 63 26 63. One of three teenagers (Coric, Zverev) to win 1R this week
• Last month, fell 64 in 3rd to countryman Harrison in Memphis 1R after holding 1 MP
• Advanced to consecutive Challenger QFs at Maui (l. to Duckworth) and Dallas, USA (l. to Ito)
• Earned biggest win of career by ranking over No. 77 Groth in Dallas Challenger 1R
• Beat fellow Next Generation player Donaldson in Australian Open qualifying 1R (l. to Gojowczyk in qualifying 2R)


Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs [24] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - Kyrgios Leads 2-0

Ramos-Vinolas 2016 FastFacts:
SF: Quito (l Estrella Burgos)
YTD W-L: 6-7 (2-3 on hard, 4-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 17, 1988
Emirates ATP Ranking: 49
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-3 (3R – 2012, ‘15)

• The 28-year-old Spaniard opened on Thursday with a 26 60 63 win over Korean teenager Hyeon Chung. He is making his fourth appearance (6-3 record) and his best result is 3R in 2012 debut (d. No. 16 Gasquet in 2R, l. to Andujar) and last year (l. to Djokovic)
• Last month, rallied from 2-5 down in 3rd set to beat Ram, then upset Lopez en route to Quito SFs (l. to eventual champion Estrella Burgos)
• Earned 1st win in 5th appearance at Australian Open (d. Coric, l. to Cilic)
• Held 1 MP before falling to Mathieu in 1st match of season at Doha

Kyrgios 2016 FastFacts:
W: Marseille (d Cilic); SF: Dubai (l Wawrinka)
YTD W-L: 10-2 (10-2 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: April 27, 1995
Emirates ATP Ranking: 27
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-1 (2R - 2015)

• The 20-year-old Aussie is making his second straight Indian Wells appearance. Last year came in ranked No. 37 and beat Kudla (l. to No. 11 Dimitrov in third set TB)
• Comes in with a career-best 10-2 start and last year didn’t win his 10th & 11th matches until May at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
• Last month, became youngest active player on ATP World Tour to win a title with 1st crown at Marseille (d. Cilic). Held in all 47 of his service games at Marseille, beating No. 10 Gasquet and No. 8 Berdych en route to title
• Beat Berdych again to reach Dubai SF, where he retired vs. No. 4 Wawrinka due to back problem
• Began season by reaching Australian Open 3R (d. Carreño Busta and Cuevas, l. to No. 6 Berdych)
• Withdrew from Rotterdam due to elbow injury and 1R Davis Cup tie vs. U.S. due to a virus

[28] Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) - Kuznetsov Leads 1-0

Chardy 2016 FastFacts:
QF(3): Doha (l Marchenko); Sydney (l Muller); Delray Beach (l del Potro)
YTD W-L: 8-6 (8-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: February 12, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 32
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-7 (3R - 2009)

• The 29-year-old Frenchman is making his 8th straight Indian Wells appearance and his best result came in 2009 debut when he reached 3R (l. to No. 12 Ferrer). Since then has not won back-to-back matches. Won a round in 2010 and 2014
• Advanced to QFs at Doha (l. to Marchenko), Sydney (l. to Muller) and Delray Beach (l. to del Potro)
• In Australian Open 1R, defeated Gulbis 13-11 in 5th after 4 hours, 43 minutes (l. to Kuznetsov in 2R)
• In Rotterdam 1R, saved 1 MP to defeat Donskoy 76 in 3rd (l. to Mahut in 2R)
• Highest-ranked of 8 wins in 2016 was over No. 63 Kukushkin in Sydney 1R

Kuznetsov 2016 FastFacts:
QF(2): Doha (l Nadal); Marseille (l Cilic)
YTD W-L: 9-4 (9-4 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: February 22, 1991
Emirates ATP Ranking: 55
Indian Wells W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-1 (2R - 2016)

• The 25-year-old Russian won his first match in Indian Wells on Thursday, defeating Argentine qualifier Marco Trungellitti 64 64. Made debut here in 2013 and lost in 1R (l. to Ebden in three sets)
• The No. 2 Russian (behind Gabashvili) is off to a career-best 9-4 start and is one win away from tying last year’s total (10-12)
• Advanced to Grand Slam 4R for 1st time in career at Australian Open (d. Chardy in 2R, l. to Monfils)
• Achieved career-high No. 52 in Emirates ATP Rankings on February 1
• Reached QFs at Doha (l. to No. 5 Nadal) and Marseille (l. to Cilic)
• Improved to 6-0 lifetime in Davis Cup, winning opening rubber of Russia’s 5-0 sweep over Sweden (d. Arvidsson)
• Qualified at Rotterdam (l. to Troicki in 1R)

RUSSIANS IN TOP 100: Kuznetsov is one of four Russians in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 48 Teymuraz Gabashvili
No. 55 Andrey Kuznetsov
No. 76 Mikhail Youzhny
No. 81 Evgeny Donskoy

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