Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s singles player and the top seed in the BNP Paribas Open’s men’s singles draw, is scheduled to complete his rain-interrupted third-round match Tuesday.
Djokovic led unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, 1-0, when their night match was halted by rain Monday.
Djokovic is 8-1 against Kohlschreiber, including winning the last seven matches, losing three sets in the process.
The match will be the third on Stadium 1, following the fourth-round women’s match between seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands and 20th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain, and a men’s match between the second-seeded Spaniard Rafel Nadal and 25th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.
Venus Williams will face Mona Barthel of Germany following the conclusion of the Djokovic-Kohlschreiber match.
In the opening night matches, Naomi Osaka, the world’s top-ranked women’s singles players, will face 23rd-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on Stadium 2, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer will face his Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka on Stadium 1. Both matches are set to begin shortly after 6 p.m.
Osaka is the defending women’s singles champion. Martina Navratilova is the only woman to win back-to-back singles titles at Indian Wells.
Williams and Osaka were among Monday’s winners as third-round singles play concluded for women and began for men.
Williams was a 6-2, 7-5 winner over American qualifier Christina McHale while Osaka, the world’s top-ranked women’s singles player and top seed in the women’s singles draw, defeated 25th-seeded American Danielle Collins, 6-4, 6-2.
Unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff upset his third-seeded countryman Alexander Zverev, 6-3, 6-1, and 13th-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada defeated unseeded American Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA men’s singles champion when he played for UCLA, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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