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 three, by-the-numbers…
Call them the queens of clutch at this year’s BNP Open. Both Jessica Pegula and Maria Sakkari have reached the round of 16 by winning their first two matches from a set down. For Pegula it’s the first time she has rallied from a set down twice at the same event since the summer of 2021.
Carlos Alcaraz hit the century mark with his takedown of Tallon Griekspoor on Monday night, becoming the second fastest player to reach 100 ATP victories in terms of matches played. Alcaraz’s current career record stands at 100-32 – only John McEnroe (100-31) needed fewer matches at tour-level to get to 100 wins.
Number of matches played to reach 100 wins by World No. 1s:
131 – McEnroe (aged 19)
132 – Alcaraz (aged 19)
135 – Agassi (aged 18)
137 – Nadal (aged 19)
138 – Wilander (aged 18)
140 – Becker (aged 20)
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 14, 2023
Daniil Medvedev hasn’t exactly looked bulletproof during his first two matches at Indian Wells, but that hasn’t stopped the World No.6 from stretching his gaudy winning streak to 16. He’ll put it on the line again tomorrow in the sweet 16, when he faces 12th-seeded Alexander Zverev for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Not since the 2021 US Open semifinals, when the Brit was in the throes of her fairy tale run to her maiden Grand Slam title, has Emma Raducanu defeated a Top 20 player. Until Monday, when she toppled Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, the World No.13, in three sets.
Taylor Fritz and Iga Swiatek are holding down the fort in the California desert. Swiatek, who is bidding to complete the first successful women’s singles title defense at Indian Wells since 1991, stretched her BNP Paribas Open winning streak to eight on Monday with a victory over Bianca Andreescu. Same for Fritz, who took out Sebastian Baez to set a fourth-round clash with Marton Fucsovics.
Viva, Chile! Two Chilean men – World No.187 Alejandro Tabilo and World No.97 Cristian Garin, powered through qualifying to take their place in the main draw. They haven’t stopped winning. Both have taken their place in the round of 16, taking their combined record at this year’s BNP Paribas Open to 10-0 this year.
That honor belongs to Tabilo, the fiery southpaw, a former World No.64, entered the tournament with an 0-2 record in 2023. What a difference a week makes!