At the conclusion of each round at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open, we take you inside the numbers to shine a light on some of the most significant statistical achievements taking place around the grounds.
Scroll down for round two, by-the-numbers…
It’s official. Daniil Medvedev is the hottest player in men’s tennis. The No. 5 seed blasted past Brandon Nakashima on Friday night, 6-4 6-3, for his 15th consecutive victory on tour. He is riding a wave of torrid tennis into Indian Wells.
In February Medvedev claimed titles at Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, to take his career title count to 18.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 11, 2023
Here in the California desert, where Medvedev owns a 7-5 lifetime record but has never been beyond the Round of 16, the former US Open champion believes he can win it all.
“I think I can win, honestly, I have to believe I can win anywhere,” he told reporters on Friday night, adding: “I’m sure I can do it. Just need to have a lot of good days.”
Coco Gauff’s 6-2, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Cristina Bucsa on Friday was the American’s 27th consecutive win over players ranked outside of the Top 50. It’s a streak that dates all the way back to the 2022 Australian Open.
Defending BNP Paribas Open women’s singles champion Iga Swiatek was at her menacing best on Saturday as she zoomed past American Claire Liu, 6-0, 6-1. The Pole, who rifled through 11 consecutive games to start the match, has now recorded 37 6-0 sets in her career, and 24 of those bagels have come since the start of the 2022 season.
Swiatek has played 184 career matches, which means that she has recorded 6-0 sets in 19.6 percent of her WTA-level matches!
Not since she defeated 18th-ranked Maria Sakkari in the 2021 US Open semifinals has Emma Raducanu notched a win as big as her second-round triumph over Poland’s Magda Linette. Raducanu reached the third round for the second consecutive year at Indian Wells by taking out the No. 20 seed, 7-6(3), 6-2.
The Scot finally took the express route to victory on Saturday, defeating Radu Albot 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round. It was Murray’s first straight-sets victory since October 12, 2022, when he took out Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Gijon, Spain.
Seven of Murray’s matches have gone three sets in 2023, and he has logged nearly 33 hours across his 11 matches.
She may be young, but she belongs. 18-year-old Linda Noskova, the 2021 French Open junior champion, has reached the third round without dropping a set on her BNP Paribas Open debut. The rising Czech will face Coco Gauff, the second youngest player left in the draw, in the third round.
37-year-old Stan Wawrinka owns the distinction of being the oldest player left in either singles draw. The three-time Slam champion will turn 38 later this month, but he has turned back the clock this week by notching wins over qualifier and Aleksandar Vukic and Miomir Kecmanovic to reach the third round for the first time since 2019.