Indian Wells 2023: BNP Paribas Open Where to watch free, TV schedule, live streaming details and more

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The BNP Paribas Open, which will take place in Indian Wells, California from March 8 to 19, will launch the North American spring season. The nearly two-week tournament will feature concurrent men’s and women’s competitions.

The forthcoming competition will mark the 34th and 49th iterations of the men’s and women’s events, respectively. The women’s tournament is billed as a WTA 1000 competition, while the men’s event is an ATP Masters 1000 contest.

Over the years, the BNP Paribas Open has featured plenty of A-list athletes. All eyes will be on past US Open champion Daniil Medvedev at the 2023 edition because of his recent success in tournaments in February.

Where will the 2023 BNP Paribas Open be Played?

In the United States, Indian Wells, California, close to Palm Springs, will host the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. From March 6 (qualifying) through March 19, 2023, the men’s and women’s doubles finals will be played.

The renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which has the second-largest outdoor tennis stadium in the world and can accommodate 16,100 spectators, will host the event. The BNP Paribas Open is the second WTA 1000 event on the women’s calendar and the first Masters 1000 competition on the men’s circuit.

How to Watch the 2023 BNP Paribas Open live for free?

Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:

BNP Paribas Open 2023 Preview:

The erstwhile World No. 1 is now in Dubai, aiming for a third consecutive victory, following victories in Rotterdam and Doha. Notably, the Russian defeated Novak Djokovic, the winner of the Australian Open, in the match’s quarterfinals.

The Sunshine Swing in North America will formally begin at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. On the ATP and WTA Tours, the main draw play will start on March 8 and last until March 19, 2023. Let’s now examine the available live streaming services, ticketing choices, venue, schedule, and confirmed player list in greater detail.

Djokovic’s involvement in Indian Wells is still uncertain. On his appeal for a waiver of the vaccination requirement, the Serb is presently awaiting word from the US government.

Rafael Nadal, a three-time champion and last year’s runner-up, will be noticeably missing as he continues to recover from a left leg injury. Carlos Alcaraz, a former World No. 1 who won the Argentina Open on his return, is battling time to be ready for Indian Wells.

Taylor Fritz, the winner from the previous season and owner of the Delray Beach Open prize, will be attempting to successfully defend his crown.

On the women’s side, Iga Swiatek, who won in Doha a few weeks ago, will be the favourite to repeat as the winner in 2022.

The Australian Open champion’s winning run was broken in Dubai, and it is still unclear whether she will be able to recover in time. Barbora Krejcikova, who was recently crowned champion in Dubai, will attempt to maintain her streak of crushing giants at Indian Wells.

What’s the 2023 BNP Paribas Open Schedule?

On Monday, March 6, qualifying for the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells will begin. 48 players will compete in two rounds for 12 places in the main event.

The second round of qualification will be finished on Tuesday, March 7, and those who qualified will be added to the main draw.

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, a few first-round contests will kick off the main draw.

The complete 2023 BNP Paribas Open program is provided below. Please be aware that the tournament will take place simultaneously on both tours and that the official tournament website has verified that the schedule is the same for almost all of the men’s and women’s matches.

ATP Schedule

    • Qualifying: March 6 – 7, 2023
    • Round 1: March 8 – 9, 2023
    • Round 2: March 10 – 11, 2023
    • Round 3: March 12 – 13, 2023
    • Round 4: March 14, 2023
    • Quarterfinals: March 15 – 16, 2023
    • Semifinals: March 18, 2023
    • Final: March 19, 2023

WTA Schedule

    • Qualifying: March 6 – 7, 2023
    • Round 1: March 8 – 9, 2023
    • Round 2: March 10 – 11, 2023
    • Round 3: March 12 – 13, 2023
    • Round 4: March 14, 2023
    • Quarterfinals: March 15 – 16, 2023
  • Semifinals: March 17, 2023
  • Final: March 19, 2023

Who is Playing at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells?

There will be 96 players in the men’s and women’s draws for the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. The player list is now verified, even though the draw has not yet been made public as of this writing.

The absence of Novak Djokovic from the men’s competition may be the greatest news. In contrast to last year, Djokovic withdrew before the draw was made after the US government denied his plea for a waiver against the Covid-19 vaccination.

After losing to Cameron Norrie at the Rio Open, Carlos Alcaraz will compete for the first time. Due to an illness, the Spaniard withdrew from Acapulco last week. Rafael Nadal won’t be going back to the desert this year because he is still recovering from a knee injury.

For the women’s side of the competition, the top 20 is nearly complete. Simona Halep, the world’s No. 19, is the only absentee. Her punishment for doping is still pending.

On each tour, 12 players will enter the qualifying round. Dominic Thiem, a former champion, is one of the verified five wild cards for the men’s competition. On the women’s side, there are seven, with the American team benefiting the most.

The 2023 BNP Paribas Open player roster is shown below as of this writing:

ATP Indian Wells Masters Player List

    1. Carlos Alcaraz
    2. Stefanos Tsitsipas
    3. Casper Ruud
    1. Taylor Fritz
    2. Andrey Rublev
    3. Daniil Medvedev
    1. Felix Auger-Aliassime
    2. Holger Rune
    3. Hubert Hurkacz
    1. Cameron Norrie
    2. Jannik Sinner
    3. Karen Khachanov
    1. Frances Tiafoe
    2. Alexander Zverev
    3. Pablo Carreno Busta
    1. Lorenzo Musetti
    2. Borna Coric
    3. Alex de Minaur
    1. Tommy Paul
    2. Matteo Berrettini
    3. Grigor Dimitrov
    1. Roberto Bautista Agut
    2. Dan Evans
    3. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
    1. Denis Shapovalov
    2. Miomir Kecmanovic
    3. Francisco Cerundolo
    1. Botic van de Zandschulp
    2. Yoshihito Nishioka
    3. Sebastian Baez
    1. Maxime Cressy
    2. Diego Schwartzman
    3. John Isner
    1. Tallon Griekspoor
    2. Ben Shelton
    3. Bernabe Zapata Miralles
    1. Richard Gasquet
    2. J.J. Wolf
    3. Alexander Bublik
    1. Jiri Lehecka
    2. Brandon Nakashima
    3. Albert Ramos Vinolas
    1. Marc-Andrea Huesler
    2. Andy Murray
    3. Jack Draper
    1. Emil Ruusuvuori
    2. Laslo Djere
    3. Constant Lestienne
    1. Alex Molcan
    2. Federico Coria
    3. Mikael Ymer
    1. Gregoire Barrere
    2. Pedro Cachin
    3. Mackenzie McDonald
    1. Yibing Wu (WC)
    2. Adrian Mannarino
    3. Jaume Munar
    1. Lorenzo Sonego
    2. Marcos Giron
    3. Filip Krajinovic
    1. Jason Kubler
    2. Arthur Rinderknech
    3. Quentin Halys
    1. Roberto Carballes Baena
    2. Tomas Martin Etcheverry
    3. Oscar Otte
    1. Marton Fucsovics
    2. Ilya Ivashka
    3. Jordan Thompson
    1. Fabio Fognini
    2. Daniel Elahi Galan
    3. Thiago Monteiro
    1. Michael Mmoh
    2. Ugo Humbert
    3. Stan Wawrinka
    1. Dominic Thiem (WC)
    2. Roman Safiullin
    3. Nikoloz Basilashvili
    1. Pedro Martinez
    2. Aleksandar Kovacevic (WC)
    3. Jack Sock (WC)
    1. Brandon Holt (WC)
    2. Gael Monfils (PR)
    3. Guido Pella (PR)

WTA Indian Wells Player List

    1. Iga Swiatek
    2. Aryna Sabalenka
    3. Jessica Pegula
    1. Ons Jabeur
    2. Caroline Garcia
    3. Coco Gauff
    1. Maria Sakkari
    2. Daria Kasatkina
    3. Belinda Bencic
    1. Elena Rybakina
    2. Veronika Kudermetova
    3. Liudmila Samsonova
    1. Beatriz Haddad Maia
    2. Victoria Azarenka
    3. Petra Kvitova
    1. Barbora Krejcikova
    2. Karolina Pliskova
    3. Ekaterina Alexandrova
    1. Madison Keys
    2. Magda Linette
    3. Paula Badosa
    1. Shuai Zhang
    2. Martina Trevisan
    3. Jelena Ostapenko
    1. Petra Martic
    2. Anastasia Potapova
    3. Anhelina Kalinina
    1. Marie Bouzkova
    2. Donna Vekic
    3. Leylah Fernandez
    1. Amanda Anisimova
    2. Bianca Andreescu
    3. Irina-Camelia Begu
  1. Jil Teichmann
  2. Danielle Collins
  3. Shelby Rogers
  4. Yulia Putintseva
  5. Zhu Lin
  6. Elise Mertens
  7. Bernarda Pera
  8. Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  9. Katerina Siniakova
  10. Camila Giorgi
  11. Lauren Davis
  12. Kaia Kanepi
  13. Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  14. Alycia Parks
  15. Sloane Stephens
  16. Marta Kostyuk
  17. Mayar Sherif
  18. Linda Fruhvirtova
  19. Linda Noskova
  20. Claire Liu
  21. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  22. Xiyu Wang
  23. Jasmine Paolini
  24. Danka Kovinic
  25. Xinyu Wang
  26. Alize Cornet
  27. Anna Kalinskaya
  28. Lucia Bronzetti
  29. Jule Niemeier
  30. Sorana Cirstea
  31. Anna Blinkova
  32. Tatjana Maria
  33. Rebecca Marino
  34. Caty McNally (WC)
  35. Anna Bondar
  36. Karolina Muchova (SR)
  37. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  38. Alison Van Uytvanck
  39. Emma Raducanu
  40. Tamara Korpatsch
  41. Maryna Zanevska
  42. Katie Volynets (WC)
  43. Madison Brengle
  44. Dayana Yastremska (WC)
  45. Market Vondrousova (SR)
  46. Emma Navarro (WC)
  47. Peyton Stearns (WC)
  48. Elizabeth Mandlik (WC)
  49. Sofia Kenin (WC)
  50. Ann Li (WC)
  51. Evgeniya Rodina (SR)

BNP Paribas Open 2023 Prize Money

For the ATP Tour, the total financial commitment including prize money for the 2023 Indian Wells Masters is $10,143,750.

For the WTA Tour, the total financial commitment including prize money for the Indian Wells tournament is $8,800,000.

The breakdown of this year’s prize money in singles is as below and is equally distributed on both tours.

  • Winner – $1,262,220
  • Finalist – $662,360
  • Semifinalist – $352,635
  • Quarterfinalist –  $184,465
  • Fourth Round – $96,955
  • Third Round – $55,770
  • Second Round – $30,855
  • First Round – $18,660

How to Buy 2023 BNP Paribas Open Tickets?

Prior to the start of the main draw on March 8, 2023, on Monday and Tuesday, there is a $10 ground pass charge for the qualifying rounds.

Starting with the preliminary stages and continuing through the tournament’s final day, tickets are divided into different packages. Tickets for a single session, series, mini-series, group packages, luxurious suites, and vacation packages are some examples.

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Stadium 1’s main draw action is $87 for the day session and $47 for the night session, though these prices will progressively rise as the competition goes on. Please note that tickets can only be purchased through the tournament’s official website here.

2023 BNP Paribas Open TV Channel:

More than 200 nations will watch the coverage of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. One of the most prestigious tennis events on the ATP and WTA Tour calendars is the Indian Wells competition. This is the largest ATP event in terms of prestige, prize money, coverage, and status outside of the four Slams and the World Tour Finals.

The following options are available if you want to view the 2023 Indian Wells Masters on television, via live stream, or on demand:

The 2023 Indian Wells tennis event will be streamed live or on-demand for international viewers on and for a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 and $14.99, respectively.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s roughly 120 hours of content will be broadcast exclusively in the USA on Tennis Channel Plus. While in the UK, Amazon Prime Video offers live streaming of sporting events.

The majority of BNP Paribas Open matches will be broadcast on Supersport TV and Canal+ in Sub-Saharan Africa, and BeIN Sports is available in the MENA area.

Austria: Tennis Channel

China: CCTV

France: BeIN Sport

Latina America: ESPN

Spain: TVE

Australia: BeIN Sport

Canada: TVA, DAZN

Japan: DAZN

India & Subcontinents: Viacom18

Italy: Super Tennis

For a full list of all broadcast partners, please visit the official BNP Paribas Open website here.

You can also watch & bet on the 2023 BNP Paribas Open with bet365. Here is the process you can follow to do just that.

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