Djokovic, Nadal & Thiem To Suit Up For Doubles In Indian Wells
Editor's Note: The BNP Paribas Open will not be held as scheduled due to coronavirus concerns.
The doubles draw at the BNP Paribas Open has historically been filled with the world’s best doubles teams and intriguing pairings featuring all-star singles players, and this year will be no exception.
The top three seeds in singles this year will all hit the doubles court in California. Novak Djokovic/Viktor Troicki reunite for the first time since clinching the inaugural ATP Cup in January for Team Serbia, while two-time champions Rafael Nadal/Marc Lopez (2010, 2012) look for a hat trick in the desert. Dominic Thiem/Grigor Dimitrov will make their debut outing as a team.
Other notable singles players teaming up include Stan Wawrinka/Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime/Fabio Fognini. Karen Khachanov/Andrey Rublev look for their first ATP Masters 1000 title after runner-up showings at the 2018 Miami Open presented by Itau and 2019 Rolex Paris Masters. Diego Schwartzman/David Goffin also add to the stacked field.
Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah hold the top seeds this year and last year’s finalists Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo are the second seeds. Kubot/Melo saved two championship points to defeat Cabal/Farah for the title last week in Acapulco.
Two-time champions Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (2013, 2014) look for a storybook ending to their time in Indian Wells as they continue their final season on tour. Jack Sock/Vasek Pospisil, who prevailed at this event in 2015, round out the entry list as they team up for the first time in four years.