After a five-year hiatus, Novak returns to Indian Wells.

Singles draw has been made for the BNP Paribas Open, the first ATP Masters 1000 tournament in 2024, taking place from March 6 to March 17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Five-time former champion Novak Djokovic is no.1 seed and has a first round BYE. He will face Aleksandar Vukic (AUS, ATP no.69) in the second round.

Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:

3rd round: Luca Nardi (ITA, LL)
4th round: Tommy Paul (USA, 17), Ugo Humbert (FRA, 26)
Quarter-finals: Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 8), Casper Ruud (NOR, 9)
Semi-finals: Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 4), Holger Rune (DEN, 7), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 13), Taylor Fritz (USA, 12)
Finals: Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, 2), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 3), Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5), Alexander Zverev (GER, 6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 11)…

“I’m really looking forward to coming back,” Djokovic said on returning to the small, picturesque city in the Southern California desert. “It has been five years, way too long to not be part of the Tennis Paradise tournament, one of the best tournaments in the world without a doubt.”

Novak has been victorious in Indian Wells on five occasions (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016).

Reigning BNP Paribas Open champion is Carlos Alcaraz.

Photo: ATP Staff

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