Thursday Preview: Hurkacz Faces Dimitrov In Indian Wells, Continues Turin Push | ATP Tour


Hubert Hurkacz, Diego Schwartzman, Cameron Norrie and Grigor Dimitrov all function on Thursday because the BNP Paribas Open hits the enterprise finish of the ATP Masters 1000 event.

Ninth seed Hurkacz continues his push for a spot on the Nitto ATP Finals in November when he faces No. 23 seed Grigor Dimitrov for the primary time second on Stadium 1. After a sequence of robust performances in 2021, together with his first Masters 1000 crown on the Miami Open introduced by Itau, Hurkacz goals to rise to eighth place within the FedEx ATP Race To Turin with victory over Dimitrov. The Bulgarian, winner of the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals crown, recorded his second High 3 win of the 12 months on Wednesday when he beat in-form US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.

Hurkacz added to his Miami title in October by lifting his fourth ATP Tour title on the Moselle Open (d. Carreno Busta). The Pole additionally superior to his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic), whereas Dimitrov got here into Indian Wells on the again of a semi-final end on the San Diego Open (l. to Ruud).

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Solely three locations — and 315 factors — separate Cameron Norrie (thirteenth) and Diego Schwartzman (fifteenth) within the FedEx ATP Race To Turin and so they meet for the fourth time on Thursday morning. By way of to his first Masters 1000 quarter-final, Norrie will play with a substantial amount of confidence as he goes for his forty fifth match win of the season. The Briton, who has reached ATP Tour finals on each floor this 12 months, has received his previous two ATP Head2Head hard-court conferences towards No. 11 seed Schwartzman.

There are additionally two doubles quarter-finals, with Italians Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Sonego difficult eighth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo within the remaining match on Stadium 1. Russian stars Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev meet good pals Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov not earlier than 6pm on Stadium 2.

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SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

STADIUM 1 begin 11:00 am
ATP – [21] C. Norrie (GBR) vs [11] D. Schwartzman (ARG)
ATP – [23] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs [8] H. Hurkacz (POL)

Not Earlier than 3:00 PM
WTA – [18] A. Kontaveit (EST) vs [12] O. Jabeur (TUN)

Not Earlier than 6:00 PM
WTA – [21] P. Badosa (ESP) vs [10] A. Kerber (GER)
ATP – F. Fognini (ITA) / L. Sonego (ITA) vs [8] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)

STADIUM 2 begin 1:00 pm
WTA – [3] S. Aoyama (JPN) / E. Shibahara (JPN) vs [2] S. Hsieh (TPE) / E. Mertens (BEL)

Not Earlier than 2:30 pm
WTA – L. Kichenok (UKR) / J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs V. Kudermetova (RUS) / E. Rybakina (KAZ)

Not Earlier than 6:00 pm
ATP – R. Bopanna (IND) / D. Shapovalov (CAN) vs A. Karatsev (RUS) / A. Rublev (RUS)

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