2021 BNP Paribas Open

The 2021 BNP Paribas Open (also known as the 2021 Indian Wells Masters) was a professional men's and women's tennis tournament played in Indian Wells, California. After the event was cancelled the preceding year amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was initially scheduled to take place on March 10–21, 2021, but was postponed to October 6–17, 2021 to accommodate logistics disruptions owing to the pandemic.[1]

2021 BNP Paribas Open
DateOctober 6–17
Edition47th (ATP) / 32nd (WTA)
CategoryATP Tour Masters 1000 (Men)
WTA 1000 (Women)
Draw96S / 32D
SurfaceHard
LocationIndian Wells, California, United States
VenueIndian Wells Tennis Garden
Champions
Men's singles
United Kingdom Cameron Norrie
Women's singles
Spain Paula Badosa
Men's doubles
Australia John Peers / Slovakia Filip Polášek
Women's doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Belgium Elise Mertens
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It was the 47th edition of the men's event and 32nd of the women's event, and was classified as an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2021 ATP Tour and a WTA 1000 event on the 2021 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's qualifying and main draw events took place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden from October 4 through October 17, 2021 on outdoor hard courts.[1]

Dominic Thiem was the defending men's singles champion from when the tournament was last held in 2019. However, after Thiem ended his season early due to an ongoing wrist injury, he withdrew from the tournament.[2][3] Cameron Norrie won the men's singles title to become the first British man to win the Indian Wells Masters and earn his first ATP Masters 1000 title.[4] Bianca Andreescu was the defending women's singles champion from 2019, but she lost in the third round to Anett Kontaveit.[5] Paula Badosa won the women's singles title to become the first Spanish woman to win the Indian Wells Masters and earn her first WTA 1000 title.[6]

The teams of Nikola Mektić and Horacio Zeballos[7] and Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka[8] were the defending champions in the men's and women's doubles draws, respectively. Mektić and Zeballos chose not to participate together. Mektić played alongside partner Mate Pavić as the top seeds, but the pair lost in the quarterfinals.[9] Zeballos played alongside partner Marcel Granollers, but were eliminated in the first round. Sabalenka chose not to defend her title and Mertens entered alongside partner Hsieh Su-wei. Mertens successfully defended her title with Hsieh, making it Mertens' second and Hsieh's third Indian Wells title, respectively.[10]

ChampionsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

This was Badosa's second WTA Tour singles title, and first at the WTA 1000 level.

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

Points and prize moneyEdit

Point distributionEdit

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q2 Q1
Men's singles 1000 600 360 180 90 45 25* 10 16 8 0
Men's doubles 0
Women's singles 650 390 215 120 65 35* 10 30 20 2
Women's doubles 10

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q2 Q1
Men's singles $1,209,730 $640,000 $335,000 $175,000 $92,000 $51,895 $29,045 $18,155 $9,110 $4,785
Women's singles
Men's doubles* $414,500 $220,000 $117,240 $59,740 $31,500 $16,870
Women's doubles*
  • per team

ATP singles main-draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on ATP rankings as of October 4, 2021. Rank and points before are as of October 4, 2021.

As a result of pandemic-related adjustments to the ranking system, players are defending their points from the 2019 tournament (which had already been reduced by 50%), as well as from tournaments held during the weeks of 7 and 14 October 2019 (Shanghai, Stockholm, Antwerp and/or Moscow) and 12 October 2020 (St. Petersburg, Cologne or Sardinia). Points from 2019 and 2020 tournaments are included in the table only if they counted towards the player's ranking as of October 4, 2021.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points dropped from 2019 and/or 2020 Points won Points after Status
1 2   Daniil Medvedev 10,575 1,000+45 90+10 9,630 Fourth round, lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [23]
2 3   Stefanos Tsitsipas 8,175 360 180 7,995 Quarterfinals, lost to   Nikoloz Basilashvili [29]
3 4   Alexander Zverev 7,603 23+600+250 180+10+10 6,930 Quarterfinals lost to   Taylor Fritz [31]
4 5   Andrey Rublev 6,130 90+250+500 45+90+90 5,560^ Third round, lost to   Tommy Paul
5 7   Matteo Berrettini 5,173 360 45 4,858 Third round, lost to   Taylor Fritz [31]
6 10   Casper Ruud 3,615 (90) 90 3,615 Fourth round, lost to   Diego Schwartzman [11]
7 11   Félix Auger-Aliassime 3,368 45+150 10+45 3,263^ Second round, lost to   Albert Ramos Viñolas
8 12   Hubert Hurkacz 3,333 90+90 180+45 3,378 Quarterfinals, lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [23]
9 13   Denis Shapovalov 3,265 45+250+180 45+45+23 2,903 Third round, lost to   Aslan Karatsev [19]
10 14   Jannik Sinner 3,100 90 90 3,100 Fourth round, lost to   Taylor Fritz [31]
11 15   Diego Schwartzman 2,800 10 180 2,970 Quarterfinals, lost to   Cameron Norrie [21]
12 16   Pablo Carreño Busta 2,550 70+90 45+10 2,445 Third round, lost to   Karen Khachanov [24]
13 17   Cristian Garín 2,510 45 45 2,510 Third round, lost to   Alex de Minaur [22]
14 18   Gaël Monfils 2,418 90+45 90+10 2,383 Fourth round, lost to   Alexander Zverev [3]
15 19   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,360 90+90 45+45 2,270 Third round, lost to   Cameron Norrie [21]
16 20   Reilly Opelka 2,161 45+90 45+0 2,071 Third round, lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [23]
17 21   Lorenzo Sonego 2,122 10 10 2,125^ Second round, lost to   Kevin Anderson
18 22   Daniel Evans 2,122 (23) 45 2,144 Third round, lost to   Diego Schwartzman [11]
19 23   Aslan Karatsev 2,109 45 90 2,154 Fourth round, lost to   Hubert Hurkacz [8]
20 24   John Isner 2,091 45+90 45+0 2,001 Third round, withdrew
21 26   Cameron Norrie 2,015 70+90 1,000+40 2,895 Champion, defeated   Nikoloz Basilashvili [29]
22 27   Alex de Minaur 1,991 10 90 2,071 Fourth round, lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [2]
23 28   Grigor Dimitrov 1,881 (10) 360 2,231 Semifinals, lost to   Cameron Norrie [21]
24 29   Karen Khachanov 1,830 90+90+90 90+45+23 1,718 Fourth round, lost to   Nikoloz Basilashvili [29]
25 30   Fabio Fognini 1,664 180 45 1,529 Third round, lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [2]
26 31   Lloyd Harris 1,652 57 45 1,640 Third round, lost to   Casper Ruud [6]
27 34   Filip Krajinović 1,589 53+10+150 45+28+23 1,472 Third round, lost to   Daniil Medvedev [1]
28 35   Dušan Lajović 1,565 10+45 10+23 1,556^ Second round, lost to   Tommy Paul
29 36   Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,556 90 600 2,066 Runner-up, lost to   Cameron Norrie [21]
30 38   Carlos Alcaraz 1,499 80+80 10+6 1,355 Second round, lost to   Andy Murray [WC]
31 39   Taylor Fritz 1,495 45 360 1,810 Semifinals vs   Nikoloz Basilashvili [29]
32 40   Sebastian Korda 1,469 (10) 10 1,469 Second round, lost to   Frances Tiafoe

† The player is not defending points from either 2019 or 2020. Accordingly, his 19th best result is shown in this column instead.
^ Because the 2021 tournament is non-mandatory, the player substituted his 19th best result in place of the points won in this tournament.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:[11]

The following player received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament
During the tournament

ATP doubles main-draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank Seed
  CRO Nikola Mektić   CRO Mate Pavić 1 1
  USA Rajeev Ram   GBR Joe Salisbury 2 2
  ESP Marcel Granollers   ARG Horacio Zeballos 3 3
  COL Juan Sebastián Cabal   COL Robert Farah 13 4
  GER Kevin Krawietz   ROU Horia Tecău 20 5
  GBR Jamie Murray   BRA Bruno Soares 19 6
  AUS John Peers   SVK Filip Polášek 8 7
  CRO Ivan Dodig   BRA Marcelo Melo 30 8
  • Rankings are as of October 4, 2021.

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pair received entry as alternates:

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament
During the tournament

WTA singles main-draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on WTA rankings as of September 27, 2021. Rankings and points before are as of October 4, 2021.

As a result of pandemic-related adjustments to the ranking system and changes to the WTA Tour calendar in 2020 and 2021, players will have the following potential adjustments to their ranking points after the tournament:

Points from the 2019 Indian Wells tournament will be dropped on November 8, 2021.[13]

Seed Rank Player Points before 2020 French Open Points 2021 French Open Points Points dropped from 2019 (or 16th best result) Points won Points after Status
1 3   Karolína Plíšková 5,285 - - 30 65 5,320 Third round, lost to   Beatriz Haddad Maia [LL]
2 4   Iga Świątek 4,756 2,000 430 0 120 3,306 Fourth round, lost to   Jeļena Ostapenko [24]
3 5   Barbora Krejčíková 4,668 - - 40 120 4,748 Fourth round, lost to   Paula Badosa [21]
4 7   Elina Svitolina 4,376 430 130 100 120 4,096 Fourth round, lost to   Jessica Pegula [19]
5 6   Garbiñe Muguruza 4,595 130 10 60 10 4,425 Second round, lost to   Ajla Tomljanović
6 9   Maria Sakkari 4,055 - - 60 10 4,005 Second round, lost to   Viktorija Golubic
7 11   Petra Kvitová 3,735 780 70 55 65 3,035 Third round, lost to   Victoria Azarenka [27]
8 10   Belinda Bencic 3,835 - - 470 0 3,365 Withdrew due to knee injury
9 13   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3,255 - - 305+30 65+1 2,986 Third round, lost to   Leylah Fernandez [23]
10 15   Angelique Kerber 3,105 - - 55 215 3,265 Quarterfinals, lost to   Paula Badosa [21]
11 17   Simona Halep 2,982 240 0 0 65 2,807 Third round, lost to   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
12 14   Ons Jabeur 3,220 - - 110 390 3,500 Semifinals, lost to   Paula Badosa [21]
13 16   Elena Rybakina 2,983 - - 110 10 2,883 Second round, lost to   Yulia Putintseva
14 18   Elise Mertens 2,885 - - 60 10 2,835 Second round, lost to   Jasmine Paolini [LL]
15 19   Coco Gauff 2,815 - - 280 65 2,600 Third round, lost to   Paula Badosa [21]
16 21   Bianca Andreescu 2,563 - - 0 65 2,628 Third round, lost to   Anett Kontaveit [18]
17 22   Emma Raducanu 2,558 - - 0 10 2,568 Second round, lost to   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
18 20   Anett Kontaveit 2,616 - - 65 215 2,766 Quarterfinals, lost to   Ons Jabeur [12]
19 24   Jessica Pegula 2,470 - - 35 215 2,650 Quarterfinals, lost to   Victoria Azarenka [27]
20 30   Daria Kasatkina 2,195 - - 55 65 2,205 Third round, lost to   Angelique Kerber [10]
21 27   Paula Badosa 2,298 - - 50 1,000 3,248 Champion, defeated   Victoria Azarenka [27]
22 25   Danielle Collins 2,361 430 130 100 65 2,026 Third round, lost to   Ons Jabeur [12]
23 28   Leylah Fernandez 2,254 130 70 25 120 2,289 Fourth round, lost to   Shelby Rogers
24 29   Jeļena Ostapenko 2,205 130 10 180+280 390+55 2,070 Semifinals, lost to   Victoria Azarenka [27]
25 31   Veronika Kudermetova 2,045 - - 110+100 65+80 1,980 Third round, lost to   Iga Świątek [2]
26 33   Tamara Zidanšek 1,841 - - 30 65 1,876 Third round, lost to   Ajla Tomljanović
27 32   Victoria Azarenka 1,856 - - 1 650 2,505 Runner-up, lost to   Paula Badosa [21]
28 35   Sara Sorribes Tormo 1,760 - - 55 10 1,715 Second round, lost to   Anna Kalinskaya [Q]
29 36   Nadia Podoroska 1,722 820 10 50 0 862 Withdrew due to physical ailments
30 38   Camila Giorgi 1,660 - - 10 10 1,660 Second round, lost to   Amanda Anisimova
31 39   Jil Teichmann 1,650 10 0 30 10 1,620 Second round, lost to   Irina-Camelia Begu
32 40   Sorana Cîrstea 1,594 - - 30 65 1,629 Third round, lost to   Elina Svitolina [4]

† Only players who were counting their 2020 French Open points in their rankings as of October 4, 2021 are shown in these columns.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:[11]

The following players received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

The following players received entry as lucky losers:

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament

WTA doubles main-draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank Seed
  CZE Barbora Krejčiková   CZE Kateřina Siniaková 3 1
  TPE Hsieh Su-wei   BEL Elise Mertens 7 2
  JPN Shuko Aoyama   JPN Ena Shibahara 16 3
  CHI Alexa Guarachi   USA Desirae Krawczyk 31 4
  USA Nicole Melichar-Martinez   NED Demi Schuurs 35 5
  USA Hayley Carter   CAN Gabriela Dabrowski 41 6
  CRO Darija Jurak   SLO Andreja Klepač 46 7
  CAN Sharon Fichman   MEX Giuliana Olmos 57 8
  • Rankings are as of September 27, 2021.

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pairs received entry using protected rankings:

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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