It’s the first ATP 1000 event of the season this week, as the main rounds of the BNP Paribas Indian Wells Masters begin this weekend.
All of the world’s top players are here from the men’s and women’s game with the tournament amongst nine of the most important tournaments on the world tour aside from the Grand Slams.
Indain Wells Masters Men’s Outright Betting
Two-times Indian Wells champion Novak Djokovic is the bookies’ early favourite to lift the tournament a week on Sunday despite a mediocre start to the season.
He won the tournament here in 2008 and again in 2011, but his best results so far this season have been a quarter final appearance in the Australian Open and a semi-final run in the Dubai Tennis Championships.
He’s currently available at 7/4 with Bet 365 in the tournament outrights.
World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal is also expected to be challenging for his four Indian Wells Masters title after already lifting the Qatar Open and Rio Open tournaments so far this season.
He beat Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in the final here last year, and is currently best priced at 2/1 with Bet 365.
Roger Federer has also tasted plenty of success in Indian Wells, with four titles to his name, most recently in 2012. The Swiss won the Dubai Tennis Championships last weekend and is currently available at 15/2 with Boylesports in the tournament outrights.
Andy Murray has enjoyed less success here in Indian Wells, with his best attempt a runners up spot in 2009 to Nadal. The Brit’s best showing this season is a semi-final finish in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel last weekend and he’s currently available at 10/1 with Bet 365.
Live coverage of the men’s tournament is available every evening from Saturday on Sky Sports 3.
Indian Wells Masters Women’s Outright Betting
The Indian Wells Masters is also a high-tariff event on the WTA tour so there’s obviously a strong field, with the only notable absentee Serena Williams.
Third seed Victoria Azarenka heads into the tournament as favourite, with the 2012 champion currently best priced at 11/4 with Sportingbet.
Australian Open women’s champion Li Na is the first seed for the tournament although she’s never reached the final here. Betfred currently offer the best odds of 4/1 on her lifting the title in a week’s time.
2013 champion Maria Sharapova is another name to look out for, with Sportingbet currently offering 6/1 on her defending the title. Elsewhere Romanian Simona Halep is available at 7/1 with Sportingbet whilst Totesport price second seed Agnieszka Radwańska at 10/1.
Live coverage throughout the women’s tournament is available on BT Sport 2.
Don’t forget, you can also claim free bets with Bet 365.