2010 Indian Wells – Thrid Round Draw

indian wells tennisThe third round draw of the first masters series event of 2010 is now complete with all of the top 4 safely negotiating their way through their second round match.

In fact all of the top 10 with exception of 8th seed Marin Cilic safely negotiated their way through to the last 32, though Nikolay Davydenko has subsequently pulled out giving his third round opponent, Viktor Troicki a bye through to the fourth round.

In the top half of the draw Andy Murray will face American veteran Michael Russel for the first time in his career whilst Roger Federer takes on comeback player Marcos Baghdatis, who has risen over 100 places in the rankings over the last 9 months.

In the bottom half of the draw 2nd seed Novak Djokovic takes Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber and 3rd seed Rafael Nadal takes on another back from injury player Mario Ancic.

The thrid round matches will take place today (15th march) and tomorrow, with the bottom half of the draw up first today –  Nadal, Djokovic and Verdasco the top 10 players in action. The headline match today will the all American affair between the 15th seed John Isner and 17th seed Sam Querrey. These two players are the current American no.2 and no.3 and separated by just 2 places in the rankings.

ATP Indian Wells – BNP Paribas Open – Third Round Draw – Top Half
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [27] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[18] Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Dudi Sela (ISR)
Simon Gruel (GER) vs [22] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) Fourth
Round
Thiemo De Bakker (NED) vs [7] Andy Roddick (USA)
[6] Robin Soderling (SWE) vs [28] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[24] Albert Montanes (ESP) vs [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
James Blake (USA) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Fourth
Round
Michael Russel (USA) vs [4] Andy Murray (GBR)
ATP Indian Wells – BNP Paribas Open – Third Round Draw – Bottom Half
[3] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Mario Ancic (CRO) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[17] Sam Querrey (USA) vs [15] John Isner (USA)
[10] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs [19] Tomas Berdych (CZE) Fourth
Round
[29] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs [5] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [26] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[21] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs [11] Juan-Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
Brian Dabul (ARG) vs [20] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) Fourth
Round
[25] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)