Return of 
the King

The dethroning 
of Roger Federer 
did not go 
as planned.

Kent Black BNP, Tennis

Starting with Wimbledon in 2003 and ending with Australia in 2018, Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles. He is a five-time winner at the BNP Paribas Open, which starts March 5.


Garden Party

BNP Paribas Open slates kick-off event to tennis season at Tthe Gardens on El Paseo Jan. 26.

Site Staff BNP, Tennis

BNP Paribas Open slates kick-off event to tennis season at the Gardens on El Paseo Jan. 26.

dee dee felich

Courting Success

Dee Dee Felich will be honored for growing the game of tennis in the Coachella Valley at Rosie Casals & Jackie Cooper Team Tennis Pro-Am.


From her perch as assistant tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open for 35 years, Dee Dee Felich has seen the benefits of serving tennis to kids. “When kids involve themselves, in any sport really, it’s not just about the exercise, but also the relationships and contacts outside of the classroom or the home,” says Felich, who stepped down from

indian wells

Eternal Indian Wells

A tournament like the BNP Paribas Open serves as a corrective, for both the perfect and the admiring imperfect.

Andrew Winer Tennis

If most of our lives are contests with what is within us as much as with what is without us, then each of us is two when we watch tennis—the person who dreams inside the person who acts. The person, that is, who dreams of hitting a ball the way a Nadal or Wawrrinka does, say, inside the person whose

rafael nadal

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

john isner

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.

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

Taste of Tennis

‘Taste of Tennis’

California cuisine pioneer to bring culinary delights to the desert as intro to BNP Paribas Open.

Erin Peters Restaurants

The BNP Paribas Open will not only bring world-class tennis to Indian Wells, but a cornucopia of exquisite food and signature cocktails during the world’s premier food and tennis experience. The number of food venues at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has grown from three last year to an astronomical 21 this year. But before the two-week event starts, tennis