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Doubles Delight: Nadal, Djokovic, Thiem, Gauff Among Singles Stars Diving into Doubles

by BNP Paribas Open

Each year, Tennis Paradise attracts many of the world’s top tennis stars to compete in both singles and doubles, giving fans twice the opportunities to catch their favorites in action. The 2020 BNP Paribas Open is no different, with legends of the game and emerging superstars set to team up and fight for two crowns at Indian Wells. Let’s have a look at some of this year’s dynamic duos:

The top singles players on the men’s side highlighting the 2020 doubles fields will be two-time Indian Wells doubles champions Rafael Nadal and countryman Marc Lopez. The duo hoisted the doubles title here in 2010 and 2012 and will once again be a formidable pair.

Novak Djokovic returns to doubles after reaching the semifinals of the event in 2019 with Fabio Fognini – and will join forces this year with fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki.

Other intriguing duos for fans to keep an eye on will be Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, who are two-time champions at Indian Wells. The pair will look to add a third title to their trophy case for a storybook farewell from Tennis Paradise, as the brothers have previously announced that 2020 will be their final year on tour. 2019 singles champion Dominic Thiem will partner with Grigor Dimitrov and be joined by Stan Wawrinka and Alexander Zverev; Felix Auger Aliassime and Fognini; Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev; and Diego Schwartzman and David Goffin.

On the women’s side, teenagers Coco Gauff and Caty McNally are in search of their third WTA doubles title together. Among the teams they will have to go through will be World No.1 doubles player Kristina Mladenovic and longtime partner Timea Babos, who are looking to capture their first BNP Paribas Open doubles title. Also competing will be defending champions Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens; as well as 2018 champions Barbora Strycova and Hsieh Su-Wei.

Other WTA pairings looking to make noise will be Americans Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands; Kirsten Flipkens and Coco Vandeweghe; and popular doubles specialist Sania Mirza and Zhang Shuai.

With so many stars to see both in singles and doubles, the 2020 BNP Paribas Open is shaping up to be one of the most exciting iterations of the world’s largest combined WTA and ATP Tour events in recent history.

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