BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells 2023: Preview, draw, schedule, how to watch and UK TV times

The ‘fifth Grand Slam’ is just one week away as the world’s best players get ready for the first combined ATP and WTA 1000 event of the season.

Find out everything you need to know about the dates, draws, player list and how to watch the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells.

When is Indian Wells 2023?

This year’s BNP Paribas Open will take place from Monday 6 March through to Sunday 19 March.

Day session matches are set to start at 19:00 UK time (11:00 local time), with night sessions getting underway at 02:00 (18:00 local time).

The Eisenhower Cup – a one-night, mixed doubles Tie Break Tens competition featuring many of the top players in the world – will be played on Tuesday 7 March on Stadium 2.

Where is Indian Wells 2023 being held?

Home of the BNP Paribas Open since its opening back in 1974, the Indian Well Tennis Garden is located near Palm Springs, California, in the Coachella Valley.

It boasts 29 state-of-the-art hard courts, including a 16,100-capacity centre court – the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world.

Who are the reigning Indian Wells champions?

  • Men’s singles – Taylor Fritz (USA)
  • Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (POL)
  • Men’s doubles – John Isner (USA) & Jack Sock (USA)
  • Women’s doubles – Xu Yifan (CHN) & Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN)

When is the Indian Wells 2023 draw?

More information on the draws for Indian Wells 2023 will be announced soon.

WTA draws

ATP draws

Which British players be competing at Indian Wells 2023?

Singles

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Emma Raducanu will be aiming to return to the tour at Indian Wells having missed out on playing in Austin with illness. Coming off the back of a semi-final finish at the Korea Open at the back end of 2022, alongside and a strong outing at the Australian Open – where she pushed world No.7 Coco Gauff in the second round – Raducanu will hope to jump start her season in California.

Raducanu could be joined by Katie Swan or Katie Boulter who are set to compete in the final rounds of qualifying.

Headlining the men’s draw for GB is 2021 champion and the only British player to win the title – Cam Norrie. Norrie is currently one of the form players on tour this season, with more wins than any other player – leading him to three finals and one title in Rio.

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He’ll be joined by Dan Evans, who has reached the third round at Indian Wells on each of his last three visits to Palm Springs. Former world No.1 Andy Murray could create more headlines this year at Indian Wells after recently making the final at the Qatar Open in Doha.

Great Britain will have four players in the main draw for the ATP singles with rising star Jack Draper completing a strong line-up as he returns for the first time since the Australian Open.

Doubles

Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram will be the top seeds in the men’s doubles draws, having only played two events so far this year. The three-time Grand Slam champions, who reached the semi-finals last year, will be joined by second seeds Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof as the favourites for the title.

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Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool will be the sixth seed alongside Harri Heliovaara, after the two formed one of the breakout partnerships of the 2022 season. Jamie Murray partners Michael Venus, having won the title in Dallas at the start of February.

Davis Cup doubles star Evans will partner Australia’s John Peers once again. With Norrie also scheduled to play in the doubles as things stand.

Both British No.1s – Raducanu and Norrie – are also set to team up in the Eisenhower Cup event.

How to watch Indian Wells 2023

All coverage of the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells will be available to watch exclusively on Prime Video.

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