Dominic Thiem


With the curtain coming down on another thrilling week in the Indian Wells desert, the Tennis TV team count down ten of the best matches during the 2019 BNP Paribas Open…

From upsets to ridiculous rallies, from marathon matches to a first-time Masters 1000 champion, it was a week to remember!


10) Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan v Karen Khachanov & Daniil Medvedev (R1)

The American duo came into the tournament looking for their 39th ATP Masters 1000 title and Tour-level 118th as a pair. They began their quest against the Russia team of Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov.
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9) Dominic Thiem v Milos Raonic (Semi-Final)

Both men were vying for a first ATP Masters 1000 title, and this clash unfolded into a gruelling three-set classic.
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8) Novak Djokovic & Fabio Fognini v Jeremy Chardy & Milos Raonic (R1)

Novak Djokovic hadn’t hit a ball competitively for six weeks, so his return in the doubles arena was much anticipated. With mercurial Fabio Fognini sharing his side of the court, the Serb and the Italian put on a show as they faced Jeremy Chardy and Milos Raonic in this opener.
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7) Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka (R3)

The battle of the Swiss maestros, the battle of the one-handed backhands. Roger Federer had never lost to his compatriot on a hard court, with Stan Wawrinka’s wins all coming on clay. With Federer seeking title 101 after hitting a century in Dubai recently, Wawrinka would have to be at his best to progress…
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6) Kei Nishikori v Adrian Mannarino (R2)

Kei Nishikori was seeking to reached the third round in Indian Wells for a sixth successive occasion as he faced France’s Adrian Mannarino. This one went right down to the wire!
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5) Yoshihito Nishioka v Felix Auger-Aliassime (R3)

Yoshihito Nishioka and Felix Auger-Aliassime shared the court for four minutes shy of three hours in this absolute thriller. The 18-year old Canadian had been a set and a break to the good, but Nishioka fought back in this memorable encounter – this is one not to miss!
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4) Stan Wawrinka v Marton Fucsovics (R2)

The 2019 BNP Paribas Open saw plenty of long matches, but this one was epic! Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka was pushed all the way by Marton Fucsovics, who had 21 break points throughout this blockbuster encounter that lasted three hours and 24 minutes.
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3) Rafael Nadal v Karen Khachanov (Quarter-Final)

The last time these two met, Karen Khachanov took Rafael Nadal to four extremely physical sets at the US Open. Months later, the pair crossed paths again, and once more the Russian pushed the Spaniard to his limit.
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2) Philipp Kohlschreiber v Novak Djokovic (R3)

Could anyone stop Novak Djokovic in the desert? The Australian Open winner looked unstoppable in Melbourne, and was even playing doubles this year at Indian Wells to finetune his game. But against Philipp Kohlschreiber, Djokovic– who had won his last seven meetings against the German – was stunned in straight sets.
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1) Roger Federer v Dominic Thiem (Final)

Coming into the final Dominic Thiem had never taken a set from Roger Federer on a hard court – but once he got over that hurdle, the 2019 BNP Paribas Open final unfolded into a dramatic conclusion at the end of a memorable fortnight.
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