After first round byes the men’s seeds finally get on court at the first Tennis Masters of the season, the BNP Parisbas Open at Indian Wells, California.
On Stadium 1, No. 10 Fernando Verdasco is just getting underway against Ramon Delgado. Later on the main court it will be No. 3 Rafael Nadal against former Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler. In the evening, No. 2 Novak Djokovic meets 2008 Indian Wells finalist Mardy Fish.
Fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko is on Stadium 2 against Ernests Gulbis. No 15 seed John Isner and No. 17 Sam Querrey are also scheduled on that court.
Others in action today from the bottom half of the draw include Marin Cilic, Mario Ancic, Gilles Simon and young American Ryan Harrison who’ll match up with Ivan Ljubicic.
Among the women playing second round matches are top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, Kim Clijsters, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic and Vera Zvonerava who plays 17-year-old American Sloane Stephens.
Yesterday saw the first upset of the tournament when Gisela Dulko sent home former No. 1 Justine Henin in three sets.
Men’s matches will be televised today in the U.S. on the Tennis Channel.
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