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Indian Wells Masters: Start date, how to watch, latest odds & more

March is an action-packed month on the tennis calendar and it gets underway with a bang as the best players on the planet head to California to compete for silverware at the Indian Wells Masters.

This is the first of four Premier Mandatory events to take place this season and its heavyweight status means it carries great significance in terms of the world rankings on both the ATP and WTA Tours.

We have compiled a list of questions to tell you all you need to know about this key hardcourt event.

WhatIndian Wells Masters 2023
WhereIndian Wells Tennis Garden, California
WhenMonday 6th March - Sunday 19th March
How to watchbet365 Sports Live Streaming and Amazon Prime

Where is the Indian Wells Masters?

Also known as the Indian Wells Open or BNP Paribas Open, this annual tennis tournament takes place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States.

The location, which was built in 2000, has 29 tennis courts, which includes a 16,000-seat main stadium. That is the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world behind the Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows.

When is the Indian Wells Masters?

The main draw of this year's Indian Wells is set to begin on Monday 6th March and will run until Sunday 19th March.

How much prize money is on offer at the Indian Wells Masters?

The winners of the men's and women's events will both take home $1,262,220, with the runners-up collecting $662,360.

The ATP and WTA events will have equal total prize money of $8,800.000.

Can I watch the Indian Wells Masters

The Indian Wells Masters will be broadcast on Amazon Prime in the UK, while action can also be followed via our Sports Live Streaming platform.

Who has won the Indian Wells Masters on the most occasions?

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have won the men's Indian Wells Masters the most, each claiming the title five times.

The now-retired Federer won the event in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017, while Djokovic will be looking for a record sixth success, having triumphed in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

In contrast, the record number of Indian Wells Masters titles for the women's tournament is shared by nine players.

Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have all won the tournament twice.

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How many players compete at the Indian Wells Masters?

Both tournaments feature 96 players, including 32 seeds and 12 qualifiers.

Who is playing at the Indian Wells Masters?

Men's world number one Djokovic returns to the tournament and is joined in the draw by Carlos Alcaraz and the man he beat in the final of the Australian Open - Stefanos Tsistipas.

In fact, the top 10 in the men's rankings are all set to compete, including three-time winner Rafael Nadal, who is 5/2 to secure a record-extending 15th French Open this year.

The women's tournament is headlined by last year's winner Iga Swiatek and she is joined by Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka and last year's Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur.

Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia and Coco Gauff will also be present, as will two-time champion Azarenka.

Who are the defending champions at the Indian Wells Masters?

Taylor Fritz was the surprise winner of the men's tournament in 2022 following a dream run last year during which he beat Alex De Minaur and Andrey Rublev before shocking Nadal 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in the final.

Nadal had beaten Alcaraz in the last four, who in turn had defeated the defending champion Cameron Norrie in the quarter-finals.

Swiatek was the star of the women's event, beating Maria Sakkari 6-4 6-1 in the final.

That victory was part of a remarkable 37-match winning run that also included success at the French Open, a tournament she is 10/11 To Win Outright.

Tournament preview

With the draw yet to be finalised, pinpointing a winner is tough, but Djokovic is clearly one to watch as he eyes a sixth Indian Wells Masters title.

Despite not playing since winning in Melbourne, the 35-year-old is sure to be sharp after taking time to recover from the injury that plagued him Down Under.

Alcaraz will hope to push him hard after recovering from an abdominal problem, while Nadal is certain do all he can to avenge last year's final defeat.

In the women's event, Swiatek will again be the headline act but is sure to be pushed by the likes of the Aussie Open champion Sabalenka, who has played with real purpose over the last four months.

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