Indian Wells Day 4 Preview featuring Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and Hubert Hurkacz

Day 4 of the Indian Wells is about to commence, featuring Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz. 


Indian Wells Day 4 Preview featuring Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and Hubert Hurkacz

Emma Raducanu, Novak Djokovic, Holger Rune (Via Imago)

The 2024 Indian Wells is well underway with its round of matches. After an exciting three days of the tournament, where the main draw matches took place, the draw skimmed down to the Round of 64. 

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The other matches of this round are yet to be played. Featuring Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz, there are some must-watch matches for the day. California expects a full stadium as the day goes on, nearing Djokovic’s game. 

On the women’s side, Aryna Sabalenka started her tournament along with Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula. Their side of the draw also features a couple of returning players like Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka, who look to get back to winning ways. 

List of Matches (Women)

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PlayerOpponentTime(UST)
Coco GauffClara Burel11:00 AM
Dayana YastremskaEmma Raducanu11:00 AM
Diane ParriLeylah Fernandez11:00 AM
Daria KasatkinaOceane Dodin11:00 AM
Lucia BronzettiAnhelina Kalinina11:00 AM
Wang XinyuElise Mertens12:15 PM*
Maria SakkariDiana Shnaider12:15 PM*
Viktoriya TomovaCaroline Garcia12:15 PM*
Jessica PegulaAnna Blinkova1:00 PM*
Sloane StephensSorana Cirstea1:30PM*
Victoria AzarenkaCaroline Dolehide1:30 PM*
Naomi OsakaLiudmila Sansonova2:15 PM*
Katerina SiniakovaElina Svitolina3:00 PM*
Emma NavarroLesia Tsurenko4:15 PM*
Aryna SabalenkaPeyton Stearns6:00 PM*
Qinwen ZhengYue Yuan8:00 PM*

List of Matches(Men)

Player OpponentTime
Adrian MannarinoTomas Machac11:00 AM
Ugo HumbertPatrick Kypson11:00 AM
Milos RaonicHolger Rune11:00 AM
Cameron NorrieLorenzo Sonego11:00 AM
Zhang ZhizhenLuca Nardi12:20 PM*
Arthur FilsAlejandro Davidovich Fokina12:20 PM*
Alexandre MullerGrigor Dimitrov12:20 PM*
Taylor FritzAlejandro Tabilo1:00 PM*
Sebastian KordaRoman Safiullin1:35 PM*
Denis ShapovalovLorenzo Musetti1:40 PM*
Fabio FogniniSebastian Baez1:40 PM*
Novak Djokovic Aleksandar Vukic2:20 PM*
Casper RuudLukas Klein5:40 PM*
Tommy Paul Alex Michelsen6:00 PM*
Hubert HurkaczGael Monfils7:20 PM*
Daniil MedvedevRoberto Carballes Baena8:00 PM*

Matches to Watch Out For:

Emma Raducanu Vs. Dayana Yastremska

This is one of the first clash-ups to look out for, as the returning star Raducanu takes on the experience of Yastremska.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu (Via Imago)

The Brit hasn’t won a second round so far and is desperate for a win. However, she is up against an in-form player who has done well previously. A must-watch matchup that is sure to draw the attention of many. 

Prediction: Raducanu in Three sets

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Jessica Pegula Vs. Anna Blinkova

Another star matchup of the day is between two players, who are searching for wins. Jessica Pegula takes on Russian Anna Blinkova.

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula (Via Imago)

The Russian caused a major upset at the Australian Open but has not won many matches after that. These two have faced each other previously, where Pegula came out on top. An exciting rematch is on the lookout, as the fans eagerly await the clash. 

Prediction: Jesscia Pegula in two

Holger Rune Vs. Milos Raonic 

Danish pro Holger Rune returns on tour with a new coach. He takes on an exciting contender in the form of Milos Raonic.

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Holger Rune
Holger Rune (Via Imago)

Both the players are in search of wins, as they aim to run deep in the tournament. However, anyone might come out on top with the draw being very open. 

Predictions: Rune in Three

Hubert Hurkacz Vs. Gael Monfils

One of the most awaited clash-ups of the tournament is towards the end of the day. It is between the Pole Hubert Hurkacz and the in-form Gael Monfils.

After securing a first-round victory, Monfils looks to continue the form but is against one of the strongest servers in the game. It is predicted to be a full house, as the fans would get in numbers for the match. 

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Hubert Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz (Via Imago)

Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz in Three.

Along with these matches, even World No. 1 Novak Djokovic starts his campaign. Though his matchup is not an exciting one, many fans will surely be present for the Serbian’s game. Aligning with him, even top-ranked American Taylor Fritz makes his Indian Wells start, hoping to pull off another winning run.

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