BNP Paribas Open Day 3: Top Players Talk Tennis & More at Media Day, Main Draw Begins – KESQ

Media day and main draw action were highlighted Wednesday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.


Top ATP and WTA Tours players spoke to KESQ News Channel 3.

Taylor Fritz Defending champion, world No. 5

“It’s always amazing to come back here to my local tournament, my home tournament. So it’s definitely very special to drive,” said Fritz. “Especially after last year too.”

Iga Swiatek – Defending Champion, World No. 1

“I really like coming back here and the atmosphere here is different,” Swiatek said. “I am very happy that last year I was able to perform so well and I have such good memories.”

Jessica PégulaNo. 3 in the world

I like the mountains and how can you not like this view, every time we go out to practice it is incredible. But it’s definitely been a bit chilly and more like back east where I’m from.

casper ruudworld no 4

“It’s a bigger draw than the other tournaments, it’s close to a Grand Slam draw, so it makes it very special,” Ruud said. “And I personally love to play golf, so this is the place to be.”

Coco GauffNo. 6 in the world

“I can’t think of any other tournament that has this setting and this atmosphere. Driving here feels like paradise every day. There is no other tournament like it,” Gauff said.


you can follow LIVE Scoring and main draw order of play here.

News Channel 3’s Blake Arthur and Bailey Arredondo will have full coverage of this year’s tournament.

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