All You Need to Know About the 2021 BNP Paribas Open In Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open will be held on October 6-17 at Indian Wells. The women's draw will start on October 6 and the men's draw one day later.

For the first time since 2000, no member of the "big three" - Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - will play at Indian Wells.

The Williams sisters, world number one Ashley Bartee and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka will not appear in the women's draw.

This year's men's net will not include any past winners, as the last champion Dominik Thiem will also miss the tournament.

Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 Indian Wells winner, will begin her title defense with a second-round match against Alison Riske or qualifier.

For the first time since her triumph at the US Open, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu will perform at the official competition. She received the wild card.

The Indian Wells Masters was the most generous of the pandemic. Winners will receive a check for more than $1.2 million, more only at the majors.

Usually the tournament is held in the first half of March, but in 2020 it was canceled because of the coronavirus, and in 2021 it was moved to October.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev is the oldest player in the top 10 seed at the Indian Wells Masters. He is 25 years old.

Karolina Pliskova was the first seed at Indian Wells, as Arina Sobolenko withdrew from the tournament because she tested positive for covid.

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