The 2022 Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open) recently released the names of the players who will enter the tournament using an awarded wild card, among whom exists the 2022 Australian Open doubles champion Nick Kyrgios, World No. 130 Jack Sock, and three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray to compete in the combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 event. This tournament will go on from March 7 to March 20.
The 6-time ATP title winner Nick Kyrgios, who, due to a severe knee injury, couldn’t compete in any tournaments between the Australian Open and Wimbleton. Not long after that, the Aussie came back even stronger winning the doubles in the 2022 AO along with fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.
His best performance in the Indian Wells Masters was advancing up to the quarterfinals in 2017. His previous stats, though, have not been very fruitful in the BNP Paribas Open; after practising with Japanese star Naomi Osaka and conserving his energy since the AO, we can expect Kyrgios to display his best in the upcoming tournament.
The 29-year old American Jack Sock has previously marked his name in the Indian Wells court by grabbing two double titles ( 2015 & 2018 ) and reaching up to the semifinals ( 2017 ). We can expect him to build upon this record and try his chances of claiming this year’s title as well.
Wild card draws – 2022 Indian wells
World No. 115 Sam Querrey has not been at his best this year; however, the American has quite the records to back him up. Having won 10 ATP singles titles and advancing to the quarterfinals in 2018, Querrey has the potential to overcome all odds and show the world something unexpected.
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray, after having a disappointing performance at the beginning of 2022, is eager to prove himself in the Indian Wells Masters. The two-time Olympic Champion and three-time grand slam champion got eliminated last year in the third round to the young German star Alexander Zverev.
In the Women’s category, Emma Navarro, Claire Liu, Hailey Baptiste, Katie Volynets, Robin Montgomery, along with former world no. 1 Naomi Osaka and former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, have all been awarded the wild card this season.