2018 BNP Paribas Open Draw Announced

The draw for the 2018 ATP 1000 BNP Paribas Open has been announced.

Five-times champion and 10th seed Novak Djokovic, who will be returing back to the tour for the first time since a medical intervention on his right elbow in early February, has a round one BYE and will face a Qualifier in the second round.

His potential route to a sixth title in Indian Wells:

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Qualifier
  • R3: Kei Nishikori
  • R4: Juan Martin del Potro/David Ferrer
  • QFs: Marin Cilic/John Isner
  • SFs: Alex Zverev/Jack Sock
  • Finals: Roger Federer/Grigor Dimitrov/Dominic Thiem

This will be Novak’s 13th appearance at the Indian Wells. He holds a 49-7 W/L record at the Californian desert.

90 Points to defend: Last year, Novak lost to Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round and this year he will be defending only 90 points. 

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