The BNP Paribas Open is played each March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. This men’s and women’s event is one of the most popular stops on the ATP tennis tour. Fans from all over the world go to Southern California to see some of the best players in the world compete for prize money and ATP points. It is sometimes called the Indian Wells Masters. The event includes Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles.
Since the event was founded in 1974, the top players in the world have played – and won – the tournament. From legendary #1 player Don Newcombe winning the inaugural tournament over Arthur Ashe in the final to Roger Federer’s four titles, this is truly one of the best and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Other winners on the men’s side include Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal. On the women’s side, past champions include Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. The BNP Paribas Open draw is always one of the best on tour. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for BNP Paribas Open tickets.
2016 BNP Paribas Open Preview
The first matches of the 2016 BNP Paribas Open are set for March 6th, with the singles Finals scheduled for March 20th. Men’s #1 Novak Djokovic will be the overwhelming favorite to take the BNP Paribas Men’s Crown, coming off a dominate victory in the Australian Open. The Serbian champion will attempt to win a record 4th straight BNP Paribas Open and his 5th overall title at Indian Wells. Other top contenders will be Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Stan Wawrinka. The BNP Paribas Open is the first major tennis tournament on American soil every year, and is one of the few times that the top players in the world make their way to North America.
BNP Paribas Open Tennis at Indian Wells Garden Address: 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, California, 92210
The BNP Paribas Open is one of the most popular tournaments in tennis, and some of that allure is due to the beautiful location in Indian Wells, California. Tennis fans from all over the world attend the 14 day tournament at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This hard court tournament is one of the biggest non-Grand Slam tourneys in the world and gets all the biggest players.
BNP Paribas Open Event Guide
How far is the drive between downtown Los Angeles and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden?
Indian Wells is about 120 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, with most of the trip being on I-10. Riverside is at about the halfway point if you want the best of both worlds.
What are the best hotels to stay at for the BNP Paribas Open?
If you’re staying in Indian Wells, the hotels in the area are resorts and very nice. Check out the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, as well as the Renaissance Esmeralda. More inexpensive options in Indio include Homewood Suites by Hilton and Comfort Suites in Palm Desert.
What is the draw for the BNP Paribas Open?
The ATP and WTA send a full field of participants as over 96 men and 96 women compete in the tournament. They are seeded up to 32 and then matched up in a bracket.
Why is the BNP Paribas Open also called the Indian Wells Masters?
The Indian Wells Masters has always been the unofficial name for the tournament. It is one of the Masters 1000 events on the men’s tour and it is a premier mandatory event on the women’s tour. BNP Paribas is the title sponsor.