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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

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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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Federer Express is Back

Roger Federer will try to dethrone 6-time champ Novak Djokovic, while Serena Williams seeks her third title at BNP Paribas Open.

Site Staff Tennis

An injury kept Roger Federer out of last year’s BNP Paribas Open, but not in 2017. The world’s former No. 1 men’s player will have his shot at both the No. 1 and 2-ranked players, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, respectively, when the BNP runs March 6-19 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Federer is among seven former BNP Paribas