DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs GABASHVILI, Teymuraz RUS
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB vs KUDLA, Denis USA
BYE vs KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs BYE
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
BEDENE, Aljaz GBR vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
BYE vs BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP
THIEM, Dominic AUT vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs MONACO, Juan ARG
BYE vs SOCK, Jack USA
 QUERREY, Sam USA vs BYE
VESELY, Jiri CZE vs DE BAKKER, Thiemo NED
QUALIFIER va. [WC] McDONALD, Mackenzie USA
BYE vs TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs ESTRELLA BURGOS, Victor DOM
QUALIFIER vs vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
BYE vs  KLIZAN, Martin SVK
DIMITROV, Grigor BUL vs BYE
DODIG, Ivan CRO vs ZVEREV, Alexander GER
[WC] DONALDSON, Jared USA vs POSPISIL, Vasek CAN
BYE vs SIMON, Gilles FRA
ISNER, John USA vs BYE
YOUNG, Donald USA vs SEPPI, Andreas ITA
ROSOL, Lukas CZE vs MANNARINO, Adrian FRA
BYE vs PAIRE, Benoit FRA
JOHNSON, Steve USA vs BYE
MILLMAN, John AUS vs QUALIFIER
KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ vs MUNOZ DE LA NAVA, Daniel ESP
BYE vs vs NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
 GASQUET, Richard vs BYE
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA vs QUALIFIER
SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARG vs HAASE, Robin NED
BYE vs DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr UKR
TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs BYE
GROTH, Sam AUS vs MAYER, Leonardo ARG
QUALIFIER vs LAJOVIC, Dusan SRB
BYE vs CILIC, Marin CRO
GOFFIN, David BEL vs BYE
[WC] TIAFOE, Frances USA vs [WC] FRITZ, Taylor USA
EDMUND, Kyle GBR vs PELLA, Guido ARG
BYE vs  CUEVAS, Pablo URU
 CHARDY, Jeremy FRA vs BYE
QUALIFIER/LL vs KUZNETSOV, Andrey RUS
MARCHENKO, Illya UKR vs [PR]TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
BYE vs WAWRINKA, Stan SUI
BERDYCH, Thomas CZE vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs [WC] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG
CORIC, Borna CRO vs POUILLE, Lucas FRA
BYE vs  BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA
TOMIC, Bernard AUS vs BYE
RAM, Rajeev USA vs QUALIFIER
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs CERVANTES, Inigo ESP
BYE vs RAONIC, Milos CAN
MONFILS, Gael FRA vs BYE
DONSKOY, Evgeny RUS vs CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP
CHUNG, Hyeon KOR vs RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP
BYE vs KYRGIOS, Nick AUS
SOUSA, Joao POR vs BYE
GIRALDO, Santiago COL vs DELBONIS, Federico ARG
DZUMHUR, Damir BIH vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
BYE vs MURRAY, Andy GBR
Hi, folks. As promised, I’m back with the Indian Wells draw. This past weekend there was of course Davis Cup and I just caught some of Serbia’s match against Kazakhstan which was quite interesting because Serbia found themselves down 1-2 after the doubles after Djokovic lost the doubles with Zimonjic.
Troicki had also lost his singles match which meant Serbia was in trouble. Especially when Djokovic also went two sets to one down against Kukushkin. The courts were fast which suited Kukushkin while Djokovic was looking out of sorts.
But Djokovic pulled out the win in five sets and Troicki finished the job in the deciding rubber. Pretty cool stuff. After pulling out of Dubai with eye problems I guess Djokovic was not at his consistent best yet.
The important thing is that he won that match against Kukushkin which helped Serbia get the win and that in turn will give Djokovic a boost for Indian Wells. I don’t think there is anything to be concerned about from a fan’s perspective.
Djokovic is held to such high standards that when he shows the slightest weakness it is all of a sudden a big thing. He still hasn’t lost a singles match since the round robin in London last year so he is hardly having problems.
As far as the draw in Indian Wells goes you have Djokovic and Nadal in the top half and Stan and Murray in the bottom. Djokovic has a pretty tough draw with Bautista-Agut or Lopez in the fourth round and Thiem or Tsonga in the quarters.
Nadal is struggling so who knows who will come through in the second quarter. I’d prefer it is him so Djokovic can possibly extend the head-to-head lead. The third quarter where Stan is doesn’t look all that strong and he is probably the favorite to come through.
The bottom quarter is stacked with Berdych, Kyrgios, Murray, Raonic, and Tomic. Djokovic remains the man to beat though and it will be interesting to see if he wins a fourth Indian Wells/Miami double this year.
Well, that’s a wrap from me talk soon!