2019 Indian Wells - ATP Masters 1000 - General Discussion

Who will gains the title?


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Enceladus

Hall of Fame



2018 winner: Juan Martin del Potro (will doesn't defend the title due to knee problems)
Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2014-16), Roger Federer (2004-06, 2012, 2017), Rafael Nadal (2007, 2009, 2013)

Date: March 4 – 17
Edition: 44th (ATP)
Category: ATP Masters 1000
Draw: 96S
Prize money: $9,035,428
Surface: Hard
Environment: Outdoor
Location: Indian Wells, California, United States
Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Official website: http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/
Wiki-link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_BNP_Paribas_Open_-_Men's_Singles
TV: ESPN, Tennis Channel and other

ATP Entry list:
1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 1
2 Nadal Rafael ESP 2
3 Federer, Roger SUI 3
4 Zverev, Alexander GER 4
OUT Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 5
6 Anderson, Kevin RSA 6
7 Cilic, Marin CRO 7
8 Thiem, Dominic AUT 8
9 Nishikori, Kei JPN 9
10 Isner, John USA 10
11 Khachanov, Karen RUS 11
12 Coric, Borna CRO 12
13 Fognini, Fabio ITA 13
14 Edmund, Kyle GBR 14
15 Tsitsipas, Stefanos GRE 15
16 Schwartzman, Diego ARG 16
17 Raonic, Milos CAN 17
18 Cecchinato, Marco ITA 18
19 Medvedev, Daniil RUS 19
20 Basilashvili, Nikoloz GEO 20
21 Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 21
22 Goffin, David BEL 22
23 Carreno Busta, Pablo ESP 23
24 Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 24
25 Chung, Hyeon KOR 25
OUT Gasquet, Richard FRA 26
27 Shapovalov, Denis CAN 27
28 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 28
29 De Minaur, Alex AUS 29
30 Simon, Gilles FRA 30
31 Pouille, Lucas FRA 31
32 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 32
33 Monfils, Gael FRA 33
34 Johnson, Steve USA 34
35 Seppi, Andreas ITA 35
36 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 36
37 Millman, John AUS 37
38 Fucsovics, Marton HUN 38
39 Tiafoe, Frances USA 39
40 Klizan, Martin SVK 40
41 Sandgren, Tennys USA 41
42 Mannarino, Adrian FRA 42
43 Jaziri, Malek TUN 43
44 Sousa, Joao POR 44
45 Jarry, Nicolas CHI 45
46 Lajovic, Dusan SRB 46
47 Dzumhur, Damir BIH 47
48 Ebden, Matthew AUS 48
49 Querrey, Sam USA 49
50 Fritz, Taylor USA 50
51 Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 51
52 Kyrgios, Nick AUS 52
53 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 53
54 Berrettini, Matteo ITA 54
55 Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA 55
56 Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 56
57 Berdych, Tomas CZE 57
58 Haase, Robin NED 58
59 Wawrinka, Stan SUI 59
60 Copil, Marius ROU 60
61 Paire, Benoit FRA 61
62 Kudla, Denis USA 62
63 Gojowczyk, Peter GER 63
64 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP 64
65 Pella, Guido ARG 65
66 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 66
OUT Bedene, Aljaz SVN 67
68 Norrie, Cameron GBR 68
69 Nishioka, Yoshihito JPN 69
70 Zverev, Mischa GER 70
71 Marterer, Maximilian GER 71
72 Thompson, Jordan AUS 72
73 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 73
OUT Pospisil, Vasek CAN 74
75 Carballes Baena, Roberto ESP 75
76 Hurkacz, Hubert POL 76
77 Andreozzi, Guido ARG 77
78 Klahn, Bradley USA 78
79 Munar, Jaume ESP 79
80 WC Young, Donald USA 214
81 WC Opelka, Reilly USA 89
82 WC Donaldson, Jared USA 115
83 WC Auger-Aliassime, Felix CAN 60
84 WC Djere, Laslo SRB 37
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Alternates:
IN Delbonis, Federico ARG 80
IN McDonald, Mackenzie USA 81
IN Daniel, Taro JPN 82
IN Harrison, Ryan USA 83
1. Ivashka, Ilya BLR 84
2. Andujar, Pablo ESP 85
3. Gulbis, Ernests LAT 86
4. Rublev, Andrey RUS 87
5. Tomic, Bernard AUS 88
6. Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 88PR
 
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Atennisone

Hall of Fame
Great this thread was finally made :)

Djokovic is probably the favourite, but I'm not sure he wants to use too much energy on non-Grand-Slams anymore though. I'm afraid Federer still has a chance, and I would count Nadal almost out, as I believe he also wants to save energy, just for the Clay Season. I wouldn't be suprised if Nishikori ended up with a fairly easy draw and won it.

But Opelka must be favourite.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Great this thread was finally made :)

Djokovic is probably the favourite, but I'm not sure he wants to use too much energy on non-Grand-Slams anymore though. I'm afraid Federer still has a chance, and I would count Nadal almost out, as I believe he also wants to save energy, just for the Clay Season. I wouldn't be suprised if Nishikori ended up with a fairly easy draw and won it.

But Opelka must be favourite.
If Djoker will win this year's IW, then:
- he will gain the 6th title from IW and will again be the independent record holder of the tournament
- profit 33th Masters title equals Nadal
- he create point cushion to Keep No. 1 in the second half of the season, if one of the last year's titles will not successfully defends

These reasons will motivate him to win again the Indian Wells Masters :)
 

Atennisone

Hall of Fame
If Djoker will win this year's IW, then:
- he will gain the 6th title from IW and will again be the independent record holder of the tournament
- profit 33th Masters title equals Nadal
- he create point cushion to Keep No. 1 in the second half of the season, if one of the last year's titles will not successfully defends

These reasons will motivate him to win again the Indian Wells Masters :)
As long as he beats Federer, I'd be very glad he won it
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
If Djoker will win this year's IW, then:
- he will gain the 6th title from IW and will again be the independent record holder of the tournament
- profit 33th Masters title equals Nadal
- he create point cushion to Keep No. 1 in the second half of the season, if one of the last year's titles will not successfully defends

These reasons will motivate him to win again the Indian Wells Masters :)
He would be motivate to fill some random paper numbers so that fans could jerk on his records? This is wrong on so many levels. Not to mention that Djokovic himself is trying to show people how to live with more inner peace, not chasing those of kind of things. But you completely ignore his personality and possibly consider him "strange" and just collect the wiki numbers, right?
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Djokovic of course (unless he's off-form for some reason but that has never yet been the case at IW, one of his favourite and most successful events).
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Now that Fed has th #4 seed, it's big question is where he'll land in the draw.

Djokovic is the huge ****off favorite for this title.

Rest of the top 10 is either not there, in questionable form, or gassed.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Here is Kyrios warming up. Looks like he is ready to win the Indian wells too. Looks like he is motivated in this too

Looking forward to seeing how he will do there. Which Nick is going to show up: Acapulco Nick or Delray Nick? Hopefully the former.
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
I'm picking Djokovic also. I hope Federer will land in the Nadal part of the draw so that we could get another classic final between these 2. I also hope my boys Shapovalov and FAA will make some noise here.
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2014-16), Roger Federer (2004-06, 2012, 2017), Rafael Nadal (2007, 2009, 2013)
Kind of incredible that, since 2004 (15 years ago), only Ljubicic (2010) and Delpo (2018) won a title here other than these three.

Their collective dominance just continues to astound me.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Doesn't he top the qualifying seeds? Qualifiers aren't listed in the OP.
All of the alternates listed are seeds lower than Albot so he is an alternate lower than them and gained top seed from his recent points bonanza. Same for Londero (#2 seed). Ivashka and Rublev went the opposite direction, being #1 and #4 alternates but seeded #10 and #14.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
does anyone have the link to the mens qualifying draw?
Nothing yet other than the listed seeds (24) subject to change due to possible promotions to DE. Albot tops the list I’ve seen (Wiki) but his name isn’t in the lists in OP. @Enceladus ???
On the wiki-link you will find, besides the men's main draw, also a men's qualifying draw, which is located in the bottom of the page.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic is defending ATP 10 ranking Points and was ATP ranked 10 last year, Nadal can gain points with any win, Federer is defending 600 points, this is the 1st half of the sunshine double.

Cheers
3fees :)
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
He would be motivate to fill some random paper numbers so that fans could jerk on his records? This is wrong on so many levels. Not to mention that Djokovic himself is trying to show people how to live with more inner peace, not chasing those of kind of things. But you completely ignore his personality and possibly consider him "strange" and just collect the wiki numbers, right?
I know that for Novak is family life is bigger priority than tennis. I know he has limited his tournament schedule - he misses Beijing last year, he will not play in Monte Carlo this year. But that doesn't mean, that Nole at the result in the IW will not matter. In addition, IW is one of his favorite tournament where he feels very well.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Numerology [f. L. numer(us number + -ology.] Divination by numbers; the study of the esoteric meaning of numbers.

-- Indian Wells is where? In California.
In between Palm Springs and Indio--Desert Area

Cheers
3Fees :)
 
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