The story of the last hours in Indian Wells featured Andy Murray and not just because of his performance on the courts. A forgetfulness, a loss and a subsequent recovery of the wedding ring. Everything in 24 hours.
But anecdote aside, it’s time to play for points for the former Grand Slam champion. Adrian Mannarino is his first stumbling block and, like the whole tournament it will be fully viewable on STAR +.
The Briton has 12 participations in this Masters 1000 with access to the semifinals, in 2007 and 2015 (both falls vs. Novak Djokovic), and a final in 2009 (loss to Rafael Nadal) as best results.
At the 121st place in the world ranking, Murray seeks to continue those good tennis passages he garnered in San Diego, Metz and, further back, at the US Open, giving a tremendous show against Stefanos Tsitsipas in his debut.