Its a beautiful day in Paradise as we continue with the BNP Paribas Tennis Open- one of the foremost tennis events in the world.
And its all happening in beautiful Indian Wells at the magnificent Indian Wells Tennis Garden all located near Palm Springs California.
This is as good as it gets for tennis. All the world class players; and you can get up front and close to them. So close that you will see the sweat fly off their brow or hear the grunts as they play their match just a few feet from you. The main stadium is quite large but the smaller courts around there are small and intimate so you get to see your favorite players up front and so close.
In other news:
Americans Michael Russell, Ryan Sweeting, Tim Smyczek, Donald Young and Alex Bogomolov Jr. were among the 12 qualifiers at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open.
Russell and Sweeting’s wins came over countrymen, with Russell defeating Alex Kuznetsov 6-3, 7-5 and Sweeting accounting for Jesse Witten 6-1, 6-4.
The 32-year-old Russell and 21-year-old Young will be making their fourth main draw appearance in the desert; Russell reached the fourth round on his debut in 2007 (l. to Chela) and the third round last year (l. to Murray), while Young’s best finish was a third-round run in 2008 (l. to Nadal). Sweeting, Smyczek and Bogomolov will all be making their second appearances.
Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna made history, as two Indians qualified for the same ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament for the first time. Devvarman defeated Australian Greg Jones 6-2, 6-4, while Bopanna edged past German Daniel Brands 7-6(5), 7-6(4).
Australians also had their fair share of success, with Marinko Matosevic, Chris Guccione and Matthew Ebden qualifying. South African Rik de Voest and Italian Flavio Cipolla rounded out the qualifying winners Wednesday.
So come on out and see the best in the world play in the BNP Paribas Open and click on the links for results and ticket information!