BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells 2023: Results & updates
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Keep up-to-date on all the latest results and updates from the British tennis players competing at the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells.
- Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof lose final in deciding match tie-break
- Cam Norrie exits the tournament after quarter-final defeat by Frances Tiafoe
- Emma Raducanu knocked out by Iga Swiatek in fourth round
- Jack Draper forced to retire against world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz
- Lloyd Glasspool and Jamie Murray defeated in doubles quarter-finals
- Women's draws & results
- Men's draws & results
- Watch all the coverage from Indian Wells live on Prime Sport
Day 11: Skupski and Koolhof leave California as runners-up
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof finished runners-up in Indian Wells having lost the deciding match tie-break to Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.
The British, Dutch duo narrowly missed out on a fourth ATP 1000 title in 12 months, as 43-year-old Bopanna made history in becoming the oldest player to win a Masters trophy.
The result marks Skupski and Koolhof’s best result of 2023 so far, with both now heading to Miami having returned to joint world No.1 and sitting fourth in the double race to the Nitto ATP Finals.
After a slow start, Skupski and Koolhof showed why they were the top seeds coming into the tournament, breaking their opponents three times in the second set to level the scores.
While momentum appeared to have shifted in their favour, an early mini-break for Bopanna and Ebden set them up with a strong platform in the match tie-break. Despite claiming four points on their opponent’s serve, Skupski and Koolhof failed to draw level for the rest of the tie-break, as the Indian, Australian partnership sealed the win on their second match point.
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will compete for their first title of the season, after making it to the men's doubles final at Indian Wells.
The British, Dutch duo survived a semi-final clash against Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin where they prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 10-5.
Skupski and Koolhof were first off the mark, finding an immediate break on their opponents serve to take a 2-0 lead, before eventually clinching the set.
Despite the first seeds also securing an early break in the second, the Mexican, French pairing fought hard to get the break back - going on to win the set and take the match to a deciding tie-break, where Skupski and Koolhof came out on top to book their ticket to the final.
They will now take on Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden in the final, who saved all nine break points faced to knock out defending champions John Isner and Jack Sock, 7-6(6), 7-6(2).
Top seeds Skupski and Koolhof hit their stride in the quarter-finals, defeating Murray and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 10 minutes.
In a dominant display, Skupski and Koolhof only lost 11 points on serve throughout the match and took three of six of their break point opportunities to see out a comfortable victory.
In the semi-finals they will face Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who came from a set down to knock out Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 2-6, 6-2, 10-7.
The men’s doubles semi-finals are set to take place later today.
Cam Norrie's run in Indian Wells came to an end in the quarter-finals after a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Frances Tiafoe.
Norrie and Tiafoe kicked off quarter-final proceedings, which were soon halted by a rain delay with the Brit leading 1-0. However, it was the American who found the first breakthrough at 4-3, before closing out the set.
With the momentum under his belt, Tiafoe continued to use a deadly combination of speed and aggression to sprint to a 5-2 lead in the second set - but Norrie refused to go down without a fight, with the British No.1 clinching the next two games before Tiafoe closed out the match on the second attempt.
Despite no Brits remaining in the singles draw, the hopes of a British champion in the desert are kept alive in the doubles, with Neal Skupski, Jamie Murray and Lloyd Glasspool all featuring in the quarter-finals.
Skupski and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof will go toe-to-toe with Murray and New Zealand's Michael Venus, while Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara face Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago Gonzalez on Friday.
Norrie’s quest for a second title in California continues after defeating world No.7 Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-4.
The 27-year-old is now on an eight-match unbeaten stretch and has picked up 21 wins already this season.
The 2021 champion and only Brit to ever win the title at Indian Wells, will now face 14th seed and home favourite Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals.
An early exchange of breaks to start the first set looked to indicate the start of what would be a close match, but instead, it was Norrie who took full control. Rublev couldn’t find any luck on his serve and was visibly frustrated at his lack-lustre display after conceding three breaks as the Brit took the opening set.
Once he was on top, Norrie refused to release his stranglehold on the match. The Brit won 48% of his return points and all five of his break point opportunities in a dominant display against the sixth seed, taking a 5-2 lead in the second before closing out an impressive victory in just one hour and 16 minutes.
Raducanu’s fantastic run at Indian Wells came to an end at the hands of world No.1 and reigning champion Iga Swiatek 6-3, 6-1.
The British No.1 got off to a bright start and had opportunities to break in the third game, but Swiatek kept her nerve as she continued to work through the gears. A break to love at 3-2 gave the three-time Grand Slam champion the opening she needed to close out the set.
Heavily under pressure from Swiatek, Raducanu made a crucial error at 1-1 in the second, firing a shot long beyond the baseline to give the Polish star a break on the fifth time of asking. From there it was one way traffic, with Swiatek losing just two more points to see out the win.
Meanwhile, Draper was forced to retire during his clash with world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz, with the Spaniard leading 6-2, 2-0.
Having lost the first set, Draper called out the trainer for an issue he’d been feeling throughout the match and only lasted another two games before deciding to retire.
Raducanu put in an extraordinary showing to beat world No.13 Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-1 2-6 6-4 to advance to the round of 16 at Indian Wells.
"I’m extremely happy with the way I fought and dug in [during] the third set,” said Raducanu in her post-match interview.
“I dropped my intensity a little bit in the second and against such a great opponent like Beatriz, that's enough and it's a 6-2 set before you know it. I was really happy with how I managed to regain my focus and intensity, and come back in the third.”
The British No.1 wasted no time piling the pressure onto the Brazilian, breaking her twice in an impressive first-set performance, before Haddad Maia recovered to level the match at one-set a piece.
In the deciding set, it was Raducanu who dug deep to find the break, before sealing the victory on the third match point to mark her first win against a top-20 player since her US Open victory in 2021.
Raducanu will now go on to face her toughest challenge yet, as world No.1 Iga Swiatek awaits her in the next round.
Meanwhile Draper came out on top against Andy Murray, with the 21-year-old clinching a 7-6(6), 6-2 victory in their first competitive meeting.
"I've looked up to Andy since I was so young," Draper said in his on-court interview.
"I watched him win Wimbledon for the first time in 2013, and then I've had the opportunity to get to know him and practice with him often since 2019.
"He's a really special person, a great champion and a great human being, and it was a privilege to play against him on this court."
In a highly anticipated match-up with two generations of British tennis talent coming together, Draper saved a set point in the first before prevailing in the tie-break after sealing the set with an ace.
With Murray showing signs of fatigue after a series of tough battles, Draper proceeded to win four games on the bounce to claim his second straight win over a Brit after defeating Dan Evans in the previous round.
Draper faces another tough match in the round of 16 with a mouth-watering match up against first seed Carlos Alcaraz set to take place at 1:00AM on Wednesday (GMT).
Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaaara advance to the quarter-finals after a straight sets victory over American duo J.J. Wolf and Marcos Giron, 6-2, 6-3.
Glasspool and Heliovaara were first off the blocks, clinching two consecutive breaks on the Americans’ serve to push ahead to a 4-0 lead and eventually take the first set.
Despite Wolf and Giron’s efforts, the British, Finnish duo proved too strong to fight off, as they won four consecutive games to march into the quarter-final where they will face France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez.
With Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka withdrawing before their round of 16 match-up, Neal Skupski and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof received a walkover into the quarter-final, where they will face fellow Brit Jamie Murray and New Zealand's Michael Venus.
Cam Norrie became the first British player through to the last 16 in Indian Wells after an inspired comeback win against Japan’s Taro Daniel.
The world No.12 overcame a set and 4-1 deficit to claim his 20th win of the season against Daniel 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2 in two hours and 43 minutes.
Norrie’s physical and mental endurance proved the difference in the deciding set. Norrie claimed three of three break point opportunities with the British No.1s superior fitness levels on full display
"I should have won that first set, lots of chances, and I think it carried over a little bit into the start of the second set,” Norrie said in his post-match interview. “But I was able to really play point for point and then really come back and play some of my best tennis.
"I'm happy to be riding the wave right now but I still have a lot of things to work on.”
The 2021 champion moves on to face his toughest challenge yet, against sixth seed Andrey Rublev.
At one set down, Murray and Venus had to save break points on three service games to keep within touching distance of reaching the final eight. In a match decided by tie-breaks, early leads for Murray and Venus proved too difficult for Evans and Peers to overturn.
Murray and Venus could face Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof, or Francis Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals.
After his tough singles battle, Norrie withdrew from the second round of the doubles draw.
Raducanu secured her best ranking win since the US Open as she knocked out world No.21 and Australian Open semi-finalist Magda Linette 7-6(3), 6-2 in one hour and 51 minutes.
"I had to dig really deep against Magda because her level was really high,” said Raducanu. “I gritted my teeth a little bit and it's good to still be able to win matches at this level despite the challenges I've had over the past few weeks."
The former US Open champion fought back from 4-1 down in the opening set and overpowered the Polish star to clinch the tie-break.
Raducanu will be pleased with another strong performance under her belt. The 20-year-old won an impressive 28 of 32 points off her first serve, carrying her to back-to-back WTA wins for the first time since September.
Next up she will face Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia with a potential clash with Iga Swiatek on the horizon.
Draper and Murray are set to face each other in an all-British third round clash after both came through the second round in straight sets.
In the second professional meeting between the two, Draper staved off 10 break points to seal a well-earned victory in two hours.
Murray on the other hand had to battle past Spain’s Raul Albot, who replaced the injured Pablo Carreno Busta, who was forcd to withdraw with injury. The former world No.1 still managed to get the job done, winning his eighth match of the season and first in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
While they have never played each other in a tour level match, Murray and Draper know each other well and have spent plenty of time practicing together on court.
“He doesn’t have huge weaknesses in his game,” said Murray. “When he’s got time he can finish points. He’s got a big forehand when he’s got time to load up on it and he’s a smart player as well and a good competitor. He’s got lots of things going for him.”
Fifth seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara held off a potential comeback from Dutch duo Matwe Middelkoop and Botic Va De Zandschulp to win 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
They move on to face wild cards and top 100 singles stars Marcus Giron and JJ Wolf in the second round.
Glasspool is one of five Brits in round two of the men’s doubles, joining Neal Skuspki, Jamie Murray, Dan Evans and Cam Norrie.
Cam Norrie has continued to build on his fine form this season, claiming a straight-set victory over Wu Tung-lin, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round in Indian Wells.
As the 10th seed in the tournament, the British No.1 was given a first round bye and quickly settled into the match against the qualifier from Chinese Taipei – winning five games in a row to seal the first set.
Wu soon found his rhythm in the second set, with the world No.175 putting up a strong fight at 2-2 before Norrie once again found a breakthrough to edge the lead with a double break.
With the finish line in sight, Norrie was forced to serve it out for the set at 5-3, but one final push from Wu saw him claw one of the break’s back. However, the Brit ensured he didn’t make the same mistake twice – holding to love on his next service game to wrap up the win on the first match point.
This win marks Norrie’s 19th victory of the season so far, with the Brit marching on to face Taro Daniel in the third round on Sunday.
Jamie Murray and partner Michael Venus also got their Indian Wells run underway, with the pair breezing through to the second round after a 6-3, 6-4 win over Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
Murray and Venus remained clinical in the high-pressure moments. After facing a break point on their own serve at 1-1, the British, Kiwi duo held firm before going on to find the only break of the set immediately after to take the lead.
The second set was a similar story, with Murray and Venus clinching an early break before seeing out the match at the first time of asking.
This victory has now set up a second round meeting with fellow Brit Dan Evans and Australian doubles partner John Peers.
Despite last-minute injury concerns casting doubt over Emma Raducanu’s appearance at Indian Wells, the 20-year-old earned a gutsy first round win against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic in a 6-2, 6-3 win to breeze through to the second round.
Amid the challenging conditions of Indian Wells, Raducanu immediately fell 2-0 in the first set, but quickly adapted to the wind – forcing out errors from the world No.62 before clinching the first set.
After trailing 2-0 once again in the second set, the British No.1 remained strong behind her returns, winning 71% of return points off Kovinic’s second serve and pressurising her opponent with her court depth to wrap up an impressive first round victory.
Raducanu will now face 20th seed Magda Linette in the second round on Saturday.
Andy Murray fought back from a set behind to win yet another three-set thriller, as he overcame Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6(5)-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just over three hours.
The 35-year-old faced two break points against the Argentine at 4-3 in the final set but fought them off with sharp serving before securing the decisive break in the next game. Serving it out for the match, Murray sealed the victory with an ace on his second match point to see him sail through to the second round.
This victory sees Murray remain unbeaten so far this season in matches that have gone to a decisive set – a testament to his determination and resilience.
Draper also made a statement on his Indian Wells debut after dispatching Switzerland’s Leandro Riedi in a dominant 6-1, 6-1 victory.
In his first match back on the tour following his injury at the Australian Open, the 21-year-old looked back at home on court in the desert. Draper racked up an impressive 87% of points won behind his first serve across the match and dominated from inside the baseline to wrap up the win in just 55 minutes.
He will now face British No.2 Evans in an all-British showdown on Saturday.
Meanwhile in the doubles draw, Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhoof eased through their first-round meeting against Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Germany’s Alexander Zverev - winning 6-3, 6-1.
In a dominant performance, the British, Dutch duo won an impressive 87% of their first serve points and 80% of second serve points against their opponents serve to march into the second round.
They are now set to face the winner of Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka or all-Spanish duo Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta, as they continue their hunt for their first title of the year.
Cam Norrie teamed up with Austria’s Lucas Miedler, with the pair getting off to a winning start on their team debut after powering past Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 to set up a second round meeting with Canadian duo Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. Meanwhile, Evans and John Peers also scored a straight sets win over Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul, prevailing 6-3, 6-3.
However, it was a different story for Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram who fell victim to an opening round upset after being defeated by Grigor Dimitrov and Hubert Hurkacz, 7-6(2), 6-4.
Katie Swan's journey at Indian Wells came to an end on the opening day of main draw matches after the Brit lost to world No.90 Cristina Busca 7-6(5), 7-5 in two hours and 17 minutes.
Swan was the only Brit to come through qualifying, with wins over Leolia Jeanjean and Dalma Galfi securing her place in a first WTA 1000 main draw outside of Wimbledon.
The 23-year-old went a break ahead three times in the first set, but couldn't shake off the Spaniard, who hit back almost straight away each time. Once they reached the tie-break, Swan continued to keep her nose in front and even had a set point at 6-5, but Busca took the next three points in a row to take the lead for the first time in the match.
It was a similar story in the second set - Swan landed herself a 4-2 lead and had the chance to serve it out at 5-4, but again missed out on six set points. Seizing her opportunity Busca broke once again at a pivotal moment in the match at 5-5 to eventually see out the win.
Day two will see the long anticipated return of both Emma Raducanu and Jack Draper as they both look to play their first matches since the Australian Open. Raducanu takes on Danka Kovinic, while Draper faces Leandro Riedi.
Andy Murray's Indian Wells campaign also gets underway on Thursday up against Tomas Martin Etcheverry.