Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Taylor Fritz & Tommy Paul play against Andrey Golubev & Alexander Zverev in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)
There must be something about the Indian Wells locale that inspires the world’s best singles players to team up in imaginative pairings for the BNP Paribas Open.
Maybe it’s the towering mountains of snow on the horizon keeping watch over lush pools of desert oasis, or the kind desert days balanced by cool nights with silent breezes as you sleep. Maybe it’s just the time of the year?
Whatever the reason – poetic or practical – there’s nothing like the doubles draws in Tennis Paradise.
It’s an absolutely stacked men’s doubles draw this year at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens – perhaps even one of the best ever? Alongside doubles stalwarts Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury, Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic, and Wesley Koolhoff & Neal Skupski, here’s a list of some exciting pairings featuring some very recognizable names in the singles draw.
It’s much more common seeing singles stars hit the doubles courts – look no further than Katerina Siniakova & Barbora Krejcikova or Coco Gauff & Jessica Pegula – but there’s still a great mix of fun pairings gracing the courts this year. Can the more seasoned doubles teams of Desiree Krawczyk & Demi Shuurs, Nicole Melichar-Martinez & Ellen Perez, Gaby Dabrowski & Luisa Stefani and more hold them off?