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It’s That Time Again.

Posted by gauloises1 on March 10, 2011

It might be because I’m a bitter, cynical, emotionally drained miserable shell of a facsimile of a sham of a human being, but I’m just not that interested in Indian Wells. It’s in the middle of a desert, I don’t get to go, and apart from that it’s your bog-standard Masters. And, like, Ivan Ljubicic won it last year. I’m just saying. Anyway, it’s started.

You can find the men’s draw here and the women’s draw here, I am mind-boggled by the complexity and can’t wait for someone to start televising the bloody thing (why is it only American Masters’ series events that aren’t televised from day one?) so I can have some opinions. So far the biggest news seems to be that Melanie Oudin has won a match, against Elena Vesnina no less.

Shit gets real later tonight when Delpo will play Steps in a tough first-round encounter for either of them. Full OOP here.

6 Responses to “It’s That Time Again.”

  1. neilintoronto said

    Indian Wells is actually one of my favourite Masters Tournaments. Combined event is a plus, the player accessibility is amazing, and Palm Springs has some of the best mid-century architecture you’ll find anywhere.

  2. AmyLu said

    This made me laugh. It’s a really lovely tournament to attend in person, but I can’t claim to be worked up much about who wins this tournament, either. I would like it if DelPo and Soderling meet in the Round of 16, as I think it would be a good test for DelPo to see where he stands, but that’s about it as far as my wishes for this one.

  3. christinevwood said

    I like Indian Wells because I’ve had the chance to go and because Vera’s won in the past and it’s a joint WTA/ATP event, but seriously, why aren’t the American Premier/Masters televised from the get-go? It’s like I have to fill in the blanks based on what’s happening on the livescore. I share that frustration. Definitely an opinion worth having.

  4. Bismarck said

    poor steps. 😐

    i am muchly into IW, but the west coast time zone is kinda inconvenient for this lil german boy. 😕

  5. Claire said

    The lack of coverage of the earlier rounds means this is definately not the ‘5th slam’ as some like to call it.

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