Indian Wells gallery, Tuesday 17th March


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:36

There were no real upsets on Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as all but one of the top seeds sailed through in the mens and womens events.

The only top seed to lose in either event was 24-seed Marat Safin who was beaten by wild card American John Isner, 6-4, 6-4.

World No.1 Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic sunk their third round opponents Dmitry Tursunov (6-3, 6-3) and Tommy Haas (6-2, 7-6) respectively, which keeps them on course for a semi-final encounter.

Other successful seeds in the mens draw on Tuesday were sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro, Argentine David Nalbandian, wild card John Isner, Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, world No.6 Andy Roddick and No.12 seed David Ferrer who are all now through to the fourth round.

In the doubles event, the British doubles pairing of Andy Murray and Ross Hutchins routed No.8 seed Brazilian opponents Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals, where they will now play Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram.

Seeds were equally triumphant in the womens event with world No.2 and top seed Dinara Safina ousting Yankee Jill Craybas 7-5, 6-4 while Vera Zvonareva made light work of Chinas Li Na (6-4, 6-4).

Women also through to the quarter-finals are Sybille Bammer, Ana Ivanovic, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Agnieszka Radwankska.

Check out the full scores, the order of play and the full listings of results at the ATP Tour websites.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.