With the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year in the record books, we take a look back at some of our favourite social media moments from the 2018 BNP Paribas Open, as chosen by the Tennis TV team…
10. Ahead of his first match in the Californian desert, World No.4 Grigor Dimitrov invited some lucky fans to come and watch him in action.
🤳 Smile please! 😎
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9. …unfortunately for the Bulgarian he came out against an inspired Fernando Verdasco , who ousted Dimitrov in an epic three-set contest.
The match also provided one of the more unusual moments of the tournament…
8. Grigor would later team up with fan favourite (and eventual singles champion) Juan Martin del Potro in the doubles event – needless to say this did not disappoint!
5. Elsewhere, five-time Indian Wells champion and World No.1 Roger Federer was spending time back in the classroom.
4. It would be the Swiss maestro giving Filip Krajinovic the lesson later in the week, comfortably dispatching the Serbian 6-2, 6-1.
3. Friday saw Tournament Director Tommy Haas officially announce an end to his playing career. Happy retirement Tommy!
2. Roger Federer came back from a 7-5 4-2 deficit against Borna Coric to reach an eighth Indian Wells final – achieving a career-best start to the year, with 17 wins out of 17 matches.
Del Potro was searching for the first Masters 1000 title of his career, whereas Federer was eyeing up a 28th!
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