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March 9 - 22, 2020

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5 Things to Watch on Saturday

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Roger Federer plays Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)

by BNP Paribas Open
03/15/2019

1.

Bank of the West Day: You’ll be hydrated all the way through the BNP Paribas Open Championship weekend thanks to Bank of the West’s water bottle gate giveaway; part of the Bank of the West Day festivities at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden!

2.

BNP Paribas Open Scholarship Presentation: The recipients of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open Scholarship will be honored with a special on-court ceremony after the second men’s semifinal on Stadium 1. Two students from Desert Mirage High School and two students from Coachella Valley High School will be recognized for their achievements both in and out of the classroom as they receive $15,000 grants to assist them in furthering their education after graduation.

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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 Stadium 1 matches. All proceeds benefit local Coachella Valley non-profits.

4.

Barbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova vs Elise Mertens / Aryna Sabalenka: It’s time for the women’s doubles final at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open! World No. 1 Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova will take on newly minted pairing (and singles specialists) Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. Will the 3-time Grand Slam Doubles Champions prove themselves elite, or will a new pair of contenders arrive on the doubles scene?

5.

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: In a men’s semifinal matchup that needs no introduction, two all-time legends of the sport will go to battle for the first time since October of 2017. The iconic duo has been linked since the beginning of their careers, and they’ll undoubtedly go down in history as two of the greatest in the sport’s history. They add another chapter to their storied rivalry on Saturday, with the 2019 BNP Paribas Open title on the line.

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