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By-The-Numbers: A Statistical Breakdown Of The 2024 BNP Paribas Open Main Draw
3 Min Read · March 5, 2024

The draws are locked and loaded and the players are ready to put on a show. It’s go time at the BNP Paribas Open – get prepped for the action with a special by-the-numbers preview ahead of Wednesday’s first round action. 



Only one woman has ever successfully defended the BNP Paribas Open women’s singles title. Martina Navratilova achieved the feat in 1991 – Elena Rybakina, who defeated Aryna Sabalenka in last year’s final, will bid to become the second. 


No woman has won more than two singles titles in BNP Paribas Open history. Five women – Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka, Paula Badosa, Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina – will bid to win their second during the fortnight, while one – Victoria Azarenka – will take a shot at securing a third BNP Paribas Open title. 


Number of titles won by Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells. The legendary Spaniard, who has reached an additional two finals and five semifinals, owns a lifetime record of 59-11 in the California desert. He will bid for his 60th win on Thursday when he faces Canada’s Milos Raonic in first-round action.


Italy’s Jannik Sinner makes his fourth Indian Wells main draw appearance as the hottest player in men’s tennis. The 22-year-old Italian, fresh off his maiden Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, has reeled off 15 consecutive wins, dating back to the Davis Cup last November. 

At No. 3 in the ATP rankings right now, Sinner is the highest-ranked Italian in history – in Australia he became the first Italian man to win a Major title since 1976.


The last five men’s singles champions at Indian Wells have been first-time winners. 

2018 -- Juan Martin del Potro

2019 -- Dominic Thiem

2021 -- Cameron Norrie

2022 -- Taylor Fritz

2023 -- Carlos Alcaraz


The last six women’s singles champions at Indian Wells have been first-time winners.

2017 -- Elena Vesnina 

2018 -- Naomi Osaka 

2019 -- Bianca Andreescu 

2021 -- Paula Badosa 

2022 -- Iga Swiatek 

2023 -- Elena Rybakina 


Years since a member of tennis’ fabled Big Three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – won the singles crown at Indian Wells. Federer was the last to do it, when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in the 2017 final.


Number of years since Novak Djokovic last won the title at Indian Wells. The 24-time major champion is bidding for a record sixth title in the California Desert. He is currently tied with Roger Federer atop the all-time BNP Paribas Open men’s singles titles list. 

Djokovic previously won titles here in 2008, 2011-2014 and 2016. 

Nine players – Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka – have won multiple women’s singles titles in the California desert. 


American men ranked inside the Top 100. 2022 BNP Paribas Open Champion Taylor Fritz remains the highest-ranked of the bunch at No. 12, with Ben Shelton (No. 14), Tommy Paul (No. 17) and Frances Tiafoe (No. 18) rounding out the four Americans in the Top 20. 

On the women’s side, there are 14 Americans inside the Top 100, led by No. 3 Coco Gauff and No. 5 Jessica Pegula. 


There are 11 former singles champions in this year’s BNP Paribas Open main draw. 

Six women – Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka, Paula Badosa, Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina – and five men – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz and Carlos Alcaraz. 

There are also 18 former Grand Slam champions – 11 women’s singles and seven men’s singles – in this year’s singles draws. 

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