Although it is already known that there will be no members of the “Big 3” in Indian Wells, the tournament organization has already made merits, via invitations, to have a great card from October 4.
Legends and great promises are among the wild cards of the Californian tournament confirmed this Thursday for the combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 event.
In addition to Emma raducanu, which goes for everything at the end of the season, the tournament will also feature two former world No. 1s and, in addition, Grand Slam champions: Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray.
The Belgian, who announced her return to professional tennis at the end of 2019 after a seven-year hiatus, will return to the desert, where she is a two-time champion (2003, 2005), for the first time since 2011.
The Briton, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, will play here for the first time since 2017, with the odyssey of improving his best result in Indian Wells: in 2015 he advanced to the semi-finals.
Murray will join Horger rune, revelation of the season at just 18 years old and already a trio of Americans: the semifinalist in 2017 and two-time champion of the doubles tournament Jack Sock, Jenson Brooksby and Zach Svajda.
Among the women, they join Clijsters and Raducanu, the Americans Catherine McNally, Claire Liu, Katie Volynets, Katrina Scott, and Ashlyn Krueger, champion of the Orange Bowl 2020 and the French Elsa jacquemot, barely 18 years old.