Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BNP Paribas Open makes Big Waves in Sunny California

INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. - The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. was a week full of memorable wins and losses, and notable players battling injuries that are prone in the tennis world.

Photo taken by: Skye Wallace
Rafael Nadal, who recently underwent ACL surgery, won the men's singles, defeating Juan Martin del Potro in three sets. Due to his injury, Nadal was seeded at a relatively low five seed. He moved up to number four in the world after the win. This is the third title Nadal has won this season. 

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Many thought that the tournament would come down to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokjovic, the number one seed in the world. Blogger Nicholas McCarvel explained that Juan Martin del Porto's win was surprising and memorable.
"It was a win in the semifinals that few expected as Juan Martin del Potro beat Novak Djokjovic in three sets, snapping a win streak of 22 matches for the world No. 1 and top seed," said blogger Nicholas McCarvel.

Maria Sharapova, the third seed in the tournament, won her second BNP Paribas Open title, beating Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki was the eighth seed in this tournament. This was the first title for Sharapova in 2013.

The Bryan Brothers won their first BNP Paribas Open title, coming off huge wins in Sydney, Melbourne and Memphis. This was the brothers fourth title this season and they continue to rank as the top seed in the tennis double's world. They defeated Treat Huey and Jerzy Janowicz in two sets and a tiebreak in the final match.

"It feels really good to finally win our home tournament in Indian Wells," said Mike Bryan. "I thought we played a great match tie-break." The Bryan Brothers hail from California and have now won their 86th title as a team.

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