Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray headlining Indian Wells Friday action in California – Thursday’s order of play



The context

The order of play for Thursday, October 7 at Indian Wells, the prestigious event often billed as the “fifth Grand Slam,” with British star duo Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray waiting to make their way to the match field at the Friday night session as headliners.

For Thursday’s schedule, American favorite Francis Tiafoe and legendary Kim Clijsters are among those in action in the California desert.


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British fans will have to wait until Friday to get seriously excited with Raducanu and Murray headlining the nighttime session.

The US Open champion will star the show with all eyes on her to see if she can continue the incredible form that inspired her to her remarkable triumph at Flushing Meadows.

As for Murray, he appears as a wild card having last participated in Indian Wells when he was world No.1 in 2017.

Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie are also involved in the tournament, but no Britons are in action on Thursday.

Match of the day

The ever-explosive Benoit Paire taking on home favorite Frances Tiafoe may well be the match and star of the night session on Stadium 1.

It will also be intriguing to see how Kim Clijsters fares as she takes on Katerina Siniakova on her final comeback. The 38-year-old has four Grand Slam singles titles under her belt and the fans will be right behind her.

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Order of play

Stage 1 – all courts from 7:00 p.m. UK time

  • Daniel Altmaier vs. Sam Querrey
  • Tommy Paul vs. Feliciano Lopez
  • Katerina Siniakova vs. Kim Clijsters
  • Benoit Paire vs. Frances Tiafoe
  • En-Shuo Liang vs. Alison Riske

Stage 2

  • Caroline Garcia vs. Kirsten Flipkens
  • Marketa Vondrousova vs. Viktorija Golubic
  • Kei Nishikori vs. Joao Sousa
  • Amanda Anisimova vs. Katrina Scott
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Steve Johnson

Stage 3

  • Alexei Popyrin vs. Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Mackenzie McDonald vs. James Duckworth
  • Marcos Giron vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Lauren Davis vs. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  • Claire Liu vs. Anna Kalinskaya

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Stage 4

  • Elsa Jacquemot vs. Dayana Yastremska
  • Anastasija Sevastova vs. Polona Hercog
  • Donna Vekic vs. Astra Sharma
  • Salvatore Caruso vs. Zachary Svajda
  • Vasek Pospisil vs. JJ Wolf

Stage 5

  • Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Taro Daniel
  • Thiago Monteiro vs. Tennys Sandgren
  • Maxime Cressy vs. Laslo Djere
  • Renzo Olivo vs. Roberto Carballes Baena

Stage 6

  • Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs. Ana Konjuh
  • Martina Trevisan vs. Marie Bouzkova
  • Saisai Zheng vs. Magdalena Frech
  • Mayar Sherif vs. Danka Kovinic
  • Usue Maitane Arconada v Ajla Tomljanovic

Stage 7

  • Carlos Taberner vs. Jaume Munar
  • Soonwoo Kwon vs. Guido Pella

Stage 8

  • Nao Hibino vs. Zarina Diyas

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