Indian Wells, California

March 8 - 21, 2021

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5 Things to Watch on Friday

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Rafael Nadal plays Filip Krajinovic in the 4th round of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Michael Cummo/BNP Paribas Open)

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The Eskimo Brothers: Come on out to the Village Stage one last time from 5:00-7:00pm and enjoy the honky tonk musical stylings of Nashville, Tennessee based high energy trio The Eskimo Brothers!


BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge Presented by Oracle: More tennis is on the way ahead of the final weekend of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open! Indian Wells Tennis Garden welcomes the Oracle Collegiate Challenge, an annual tournament that showcases some of the top men’s and women’s collegiate programs in the country. Come see the best players in collegiate tennis compete on the same courts as the pros, with Division I men’s and women’s matches contested on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden practice courts.


The Champions Volunteer Foundation: Stop by The Champions Volunteer Foundation booth to bid on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as the chance to do a coin toss on court before select Stadium 1 matches, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. All proceeds benefit local Coachella Valley non-profits.


Rafael Nadal vs Karen Khachanov: In the second match of the day on Stadium 1, it’s a highly-anticipated clash between a tennis icon and a perennial top-15 player looking for his first major breakthrough. The 17-time Grand Slam champion Spaniard is looking for his fourth career title in the desert, with Russia’s Khachanov standing in the way of him getting one step closer to the gold.


Angelique Kerber vs Belinda Bencic: In the session’s nightcap, three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber will take the court against Swiss upstart Belinda Bencic. While Kerber is the higher-seeded player, no one on tour is playing better tennis than the 22-year-old Bencic. With a spot in the finals on the line, Friday’s matchup is sure to be a can’t-miss event.

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