The Indian Wells men’s draw has just been released this afternoon, here are some quick highlights from the Tennis Masters event.
First Roger Federer and Andy Murray are seeded to meet in the top half semifinal, while defending champ Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are on a collision course on the bottom half.
By draw order, the quarterfinal seeding matches look like this: Federer v. Andy Roddick; Murray v. Robin Soderling; Nikolay Davydenko v. Nadal and Marin Cilic v. Djokovic.
Among the good first rounders are Taylor Dent v. Ryan Harrison, Mardy Fish v. Michael Berrer and Jeremy Chardy and Potitio Starache. In the second round this should get more interesting with the Top 32 seeds debuting.
We could see Jesse Levine v. Radek Stepanek; Gael Monfils v. Richard Gasquet; James Blake v. David Ferrer; JW Tsonga v Michael Llodra; Davydenko v. Gulbis; Dent v. Ivan Ljubicic and Fish v. Djokovic.
Some third rounders to watch for are John Isner v. Sam Querrey; Federer v. Marcos Baghdatis and Fernando Verdasco v. Tomas Berdych.
Unless I’m mistaken, the first round runs Thursday/Friday with the seeds finally on court over the weekend.
I’ll go into more details Thursday plus have some picks. Initially, I like Murray and I like Cilic!
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