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2017 BNP Paribas Open Predictions

Who will win the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California? This tennis tournament includes both men's and women's events. Our research staff offers predictions and analysis. The 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells is scheduled for March 6-19. ESPN and Tennis Channel will provide U.S. TV coverage.

🎾Analysis

Men

World Rankings
Andy Murray - 1
Novak Djokovic - 2
Stan Wawrinka - 3
Kei Nishikori - 5

Tournament Record
Novak Djokovic - 5-time defending champion.
Roger Federer - Four titles (2004-06, 2012).
Rafael Nadal - Two titles (2007, 2009).
Juan Martín del Potro - Former finalist (2013).

Recent Form
Roger Federer - Aus Open champion.
Rafael Nadal - Aus Open finalist.
Grigor Dimitrov - Two titles, Aus Open semifinalist.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Two titles, Aus Open quarterfinalist.
Dominic Thiem - Winner of Rio Open (ATP 500).

Modified JScore
1. Novak Djokovic +2.5
2. Roger Federer +1.0
3. Rafael Nadal +0.5
4. Andy Murray -6.0
5. Grigor Dimitrov -6.5

Women

World Rankings
Angelique Kerber - 2
Karolina Pliskova - 3
Simona Halep - 4
Dominika Cibulkova - 5

Tournament Record
Simona Halep - 2015 champion.
Caroline Wozniacki - 2011 champion.
Jelena Jankovic - 2010 champion, 2015 runner-up.
Daniela Hantuchová - Former winner (2002, 2007).

Recent Form
Karolina Pliskova - Winner at Doha and Brisbane, Aus Open quarterfinalist.
Elina Svitolina - Winner of Dubai Championship and Taiwan Open.
Venus Williams - Aus Open finalist.
Caroline Wozniacki - Runner-up at Dubai and Doha.

Modified JScore
1. Karolina Pliskova +2.0
2. Simona Halep -1.5
3. Caroline Wozniacki -2.0
4. Elina Svitolina -5.0
5. Angelique Kerber -6.5

🏆Predictions

Men's Winner: Novak Djokovic. Despite his shocking second-round exit at the Australian Open, where he was a six-time champion, the former world no. 1 player remains a potent threat to win every event he enters. If you took away that loss, Djokovic's year has not been that bad. He defeated rival Andy Murray earlier in the year to win the Qatar Open. Moreover, he still enjoys a healthy record against the likes of Murray (24-11), Roger Federer (23-22) and Rafael Nadal (26-23). As a five-time defending champion, the Serb will be enjoying a quasi-home advantage in Indian Wells. The defeat in Australia might very well be a blessing in disguise as it gives him a new purpose in the closing stages of his career. Djokovic had suffered from a lack of motivation after accomplishing the career grand slam last year. He will be out to prove he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Women's Winner: Serena Williams. The world no. 1 player has withdrawn from Indian Wells as well as Miami. This was a last-minute decision.

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