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The registration lists of starred players for the Open BNP Paribas 2022 unveiled

The registration lists of starred players for the Open BNP Paribas 2022 unveiled

Top-ranked players Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka and Alexander Zverev seek Indian Wells’ first career title; Americans Taylor Fritz, Danielle Collins, Jessica Pegula Look to continue your rise in the rankings

Valid proof of full vaccination required For admission to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the tournament

The BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 7-20, 2022 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, today released its player registration lists, which are highlighted by the champions of the Australian Open 2022 Rafael Nadal and Ashley Bartyas well as top players and American stars looking to make a statement at Tennis Paradise.

With health and safety being the tournament’s top priority, the BNP Paribas Open will require valid proof of full vaccination to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the tournament. For the second consecutive year, the BNP Paribas Open has partnered with CLEAR, the secure identity company, to facilitate the implementation of the site’s mandatory vaccination policy in view of the 2022 tournament. Guidelines for players are governed by the protocols established by their respective governing bodies, the WTA and the ATP, as well as any restrictions established by the United States of America regarding the vaccination status of international travelers entering the country.

On the men’s side, three-time champion Nadal (2007, 2009, 2013) will compete at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the first time since March 2019, as he was unable to take part in the 2021 tournament due to a foot injury. The ATP Tour world No. 5 returns to Tennis Paradise after claiming an astonishing title at the Australian Open, where he won a record 21st career Grand Slam title. All eyes will be on Nadal in the desert as the fan-favorite Spaniard hopes to replicate his earlier success and win a fourth Indian Wells title.

Barty, 1 in the WTA world, will seek her first title in the desert after being absent from the 2021 edition of the tournament in October. Barty’s impressive 2021 season included five singles titles and her second career Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon, and she shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. Barty has won both tournaments she has appeared in, with one title at Adelaide followed by a historic Grand Slam. championship performance at the Australian Open. When she comes down to Tennis Paradise, Barty will be looking to add to her remarkable start to the season with a strong performance in the desert.

A powerful lineup of ATP Top 10 players will join Nadal in trying to put on a breakthrough performance at Tennis Paradise. 2021 US Open champion and 2022 Australian Open runner-up Daniel Medvedev (World No. 2), winner of the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals Alexander Zverev (World No. 3) and finalist of the French Open 2021 Stefanos Tsitsipas (World No. 4) will each be looking for their first title in the desert. Reigning champion of the BNP Paribas Open Cameron Norrie (World No. 13) will look to replicate his extraordinary 2021 title run, in which he won his first Masters 1000 crown. World No. 1 and five-time Indian Wells champion Novak Djokovic is also on the list of participants in the tournament.

For women, champion of the BNP Paribas Open 2021 Paula Badosa (World No. 5) will look to continue her rise up the WTA rankings as she returns to the desert just five months after her superb performance in the league in October. She will be joined in the women’s draw by a trio of top-ranked contenders looking for their first singles win at Indian Wells: 2021 Madrid Open champions. Aryna Sabalenka (World No. 2), 2021 Roland-Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova (World No. 3) and World No. 4 Karolina Pliskova.

Native to Southern California Taylor Fritz (World No. 19) hopes to continue building on the positive momentum he has gained throughout a career-best 2021 season, which included his first-ever Masters 1000 semi-final here at Tennis Paradise, as well as becoming the #1 ranked American men’s player in the world. Danielle Collins (World No. 11) and Amanda Anisimova (world No. 40) are other Americans to watch in the desert as their torrid starts to 2022 include advancing to the Australian Open final and winning the Gippsland Trophy respectively. They will be joined in Indian Wells by the top 30 Americans Jessica Pegula (World No. 16), Reilly Opelka (23rd worldwide) and John Isner (World No. 26).

Past champions Victoria Azarenka (2012, 2016) and Simona Halep (2015) will also descend into the desert in hopes of adding another BNP Paribas Open title to their respective Tennis Paradise trophies. Azarenka, the world No. 18, was a runner-up in the 2021 tournament, showcasing the championship grit she has become known for across sport.

Three female phenoms among teenage girls; 19 years old Leylah Fernandez19 years old Emma Raducanuand 17 years old Coco Gauff will make their second career appearance at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Fernandez and Raducanu catapulted themselves onto the scene with impressive performances at the 2021 US Open, where they faced off in one of the most unique Grand Slam finals in history. After an exciting 2021 season that included appearances in the Wimbledon Round of 16 and French Open quarter-finals, Gauff is set for a career-defining performance in the desert.

The remaining places in the draws will be taken by the winners of the qualifying tournament (March 7-9) and wild card recipients, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The BNP Paribas Open 2022 will welcome players and fans from around the world to Tennis Paradise, showcasing the idyllic and majestic beauty of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, as well as the incredible offerings that make the tournament one of the most alluring sporting events and the nicest in the world. events.

All tickets – from series packages and mini-packages to luxury suites and single-session main box seats – are on sale now.