stan wawrinka

String Theories

Since his French Open victory, Stan Wawrinka has adopted – or, to retain the suggestion of passivity, been adopted by – color combinations of a visually stunning cacophony.

Geoff Dyer Tennis

We come to see tennis and tennis players, obviously, but it cannot escape our attention that these tennis players play tennis with tennis rackets and wear tennis apparel made by certain manufacturers. Their incomes derive not just from winning tennis matches but using and wearing these tennis items. For the top players every vestimentary choice – even down to hats,

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Roger That

In a match expected to be dripping in drama that never shed a drop, Roger Federer demolished Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

In a match expected to be dripping in drama but never shed a drop, Roger Federer demolished Rafael Nadal Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. We were looking for something like 6-4, 6-7, 7-6. We got 6-2, 6-3. The 16,100-seat Indian Wells Garden main stadium was as packed as it will ever be for a late

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A Rivalry for the Ages

Thanks to the way the brackets were drawn at the BNP Paribas Open, an early round matchup between two longtime rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, has materialized.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament brought a familiar GPS reading. For Rafael Nadal, Spain’s legendary lefty, the Road to Roger was mapped through another Spanish southpaw. In Monopoly, you have to pass go. In big-time pro tennis, Nadal has had to, in key moments, pass Fernando Verdasco. The journey and its history played out Tuesday, in 95-degree sunshine, on

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King Holds Court

Billie Jean King comes to the BNP Paribas Open to talk tennis, and brings the same message of inclusivity she has championed for nearly 50 years.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

Billie Jean King was at a tennis tournament Monday, the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells. It has been a long time since any appearance she makes has been strictly about tennis. This was a press gathering concerning the transfer of King’s majority interest in World Team Tennis to businessmen, Mark Ein and Fred Luddy. This was supposed to be about

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BNP Paribas Open: ‘You Can’t Beat It’

Tennis' fifth major has refused to be outdone for these two weeks in March from top facilities, a star-studded field, and fan friendly weather.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

The event held each year in Indian Wells that attracts star players and nearly half a million spectators is not really a tennis tournament. It is a chamber-of-commerce postcard. Take Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open. It is the day after they have set a tournament attendance record for a single-day session. A total of 36,361 people went through the

Shoppers in Fila Sporting Goods store.

Courting the 1970s

Fila Heritage Collection allows today's tennis stars to salute those that inspired them through their apparel.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

It’s definitely 2017 tennis, but the apparel look on the court for Fila-sponsored players is straight out of the 1970s. During this week’s BNP Paribas Open, walk into the Fila store situated by Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and you can purchase many of the same outfits from the Heritage Collection you will see on American player

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The iBods

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic is 6-foot-11 and American John Isner is 6-10. Each is about 82 percent arms and legs. Their fates separated at the BNP Paribas Open.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

If you like your tennis fast and furious, especially the serving part of the game, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells was the place to be Saturday. On a hot and sunny, near-perfect day in the desert–which seems to be the very definition of this annual March tennis spectacle, Ivo Karlovic and John Isner were out there hitting bullets.

Roberta Vinci

The Anti-Ball Machine

Italy's Roberta Vinci responds to big smashes by slicing them back, keeping them low, taking all the air out of each and every balloon her opponent sends her way.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

The tennis surgeon was at it again Friday. In lime green top and shorts, in front of a packed crowd on court 6 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Italy’s Roberta Vinci sliced apart yet another younger, faster, harder-hitting challenger. The score was 7-6 (5), 6-4. The victim was U.S. player Madison Brengle, and the result might be

Variety of tacos from BS Taqueria

Tote Your Taco

Chef Ray Garcia's BS Taqueria offers a portable snack for tennis fans on the go at the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Just how much of a commitment are you willing to make to your food? With tacos, the portability factor alone means you can eat them on the run, sans utensils, and the absence of a need for a fine dining location means you can be as casual as you wish. That’s what Chef Ray Garcia is counting on with the

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Spago Makes Stadium Debut at BNP Paribas Open

Wolfgang Puck's infamous Beverly Hills restaurant adds elegance to the signficantly expanded dining scene at BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

There is a table waiting for Austrian’s Dominic Thiem at the newly opened Spago at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Chef Wolfgang Puck will be sure to have wienerschnitzel on hand to make the world’s No. 7th ranked player feel more at home as the BNP Paribas Open hits its stride with several top players seeing action this weekend. “If