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. With the action just bout winding down and only a few matches remaining, we take you through for a Round of 16 recap, by-the-numbers…
Carlos Alcaraz and Coco Gauff are the teenage wunderkinds at this year’s BNP Paribas Open. Both 19-year-olds advanced on Tuesday – generation next continues to thrive in Tennis Paradise.
The defending champion notched his ninth consecutive victory on Tuesday. If you’re scoring at home, The Southern California native is 28-30 overall at the other eight Masters 1000 events.
The No. 2 seed is the only 2023 multi-title winner remaining in the women’s singles draw. She advanced past Barbora Krejcikova, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, to set a quarterfinal with Maria Sakkari.
Speaking of Sakkari…
Maria Sakkari has been walking the tightrope all tournament long in the California desert, but last year’s runner-up doesn’t want to leave Tennis Paradise. After rallying from a set down for her first two wins to reach the round of 16, she surged back from a break down in the third set to take out No.17-seeded Karolina Pliskova for her second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals.
American men’s tennis has been on fire since Taylor Fritz’s run to the title last year at the BNP Paribas Open. The trend continues this year, as two men from the U.S. have reached the quarterfinals for the first time here since 2008, when James Blake and Mardy Fish achieved the feat.
The No.5 seed battled through a rolled ankle and a menacing Alexander Zverev in the longest match in this year’s tournament. What an inspiring effort from the No.5 seed! Since 1991, there have only been ten men’s singles matches that lasted longer. If you’re scoring at home these are the three longest matches on record:
The cliffhanger of the day award goes to Petra Kvitova and Jessica Pegula, who played the most dramatic match of this year’s tournament on Tuesday evening, with the 33-year-old coming through after saving four match points, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(11). Kvitova reaches her third BNP Paribas quarterfinal – she has never been further.