Draw: This is how the round of 16 could look in Indian Wells

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.10.2021) The seventh and penultimate Masters 1000 tournament (C category) starts on Thursday. 96 players will be competing in the men’s main draw in Indian Wells. 48 are fighting for the last 12 free places in the main draw in the qualifying tournament. 17 Top Twenty players will be competing in California.

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Rafael Nadal on European clay: a look back

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.04.2021) April 2005: 18-year-old Rafael Nadal wins the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, the fourth largest clay court tournament in the world, for the first time, beating 2004 French Open finalist Guillermo Coria in the final. A week later, he also wins the fifth largest clay tournament in Barcelona, beating 2003 French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. Again two weeks later: Rafa also wins the second biggest clay tournament in the world in Rome, beats …

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