Djokovic Handed Tough Indian Wells Draw

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Indian Wells is offering a bonus of $1 million this year to the player who wins both the singles and doubles titles, a feat achieved by just six players: Roscoe Tanner, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport (twice) and Vera Zvonareva.

Here's what it looked like.

Delpo played fabulous tennis throughout the tournament in Acapulco in his first ATP 500 title since October 2013. It's his 21st ATP title.

Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia, ex-internationals Waidi Akanni and Daniel Amokachi are the other members of the committee and no one from the NFF was considered for such important task.

It was a good day for Argentina with Nicolas Kicker beating Czech Jiri Vesely 7-5 6-3 and Horacio Zeballos overcoming Japan's Yuichi Sugita 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-6 (7/4). Despite not reaching the last eight of any tournament this year, he has beaten Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe and John Isner. He's now reached a career-high No. 17 in the world.

"We know that he wants to pass on his knowledge to the guys that he thinks are going to be great as well".

Federer could then lock horns with world number six Dominic Thiem - the talented Austrian that boasts a 2-1 career record over the 20-time Grand Slam winner thanks to victories in Rome and Stuttgart in 2016 that followed an initial loss in Brisbane - in a bid to keep his no.1 ranking.

The Russian has a hard court title to his name already, winning the Sydney Open in January. Can she continue her run of success through the spring hard-court season?

Jack Sock has warned Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that their time at the top of men's tennis is about to come to an end as a new wave of younger players are ready to take over from the three that have dominated the game for over a decade.

Delbonis began well, breaking Harrison twice en route to the first set. At 36 years old, he is the oldest players to reach No. 1, besting Andre Agassi's mark at age 33.

The three make for by far the most dominant group ever in tennis.

Nadal's 2018 campaign has been beset by the recurring injury.

Djokovic is set to make his return at Indian Wells and Tuesday's draw presented a somewhat difficult test.

"For me to stand right here as world Number One in San Jose is very, very special for me", Federer said at a charity event in San Jose, California on Monday. Nadal's timetable for return is unknown, but hopefully it's relatively soon.

And all indications point to Novak Djokovic playing his first match since a fourth-round exit to Hyeon Chung at the Australian Open. Meanwhile, Djokovic is a 5-time champion and the story of the bottom half, if not the tournament.

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