Raducanu, Murray, Halep and Gauff on the Indian Wells 2nd round

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Raducanu, Murray, Halep and Gauff on the Indian Wells 2nd round

On the day-2 at the BNP Paribas Open 2022, Emma Raducanu qualified for the second round of BNP Paribas 2022, on the Indian Wells hard-courts, after a three-set victory against Caroline Gracia, with the final score of 6-1 3-6 6-1.

About the match she said: "I think one of my strengths is the mental aspect, the ability to solve problems. Today, for example, I realized that I was slowing down, playing too much in the middle or only on a side of the pitch in the second set.

So I re-examined the tactics, and in the third I increased the speed and opened the corners better. Yes, that's one of my qualities, finding solutions during the game, and maybe trying to be unpredictable. " In the other matches, wins came for Iga Swiatek, Simona Halep and Cori Gauff.

Out Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova. On the Stadium 1 of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Andy Murray was the protagonist of a great comeback victory against Taro Daniel, first roudn of the first ATP Masters 1000 of the season won by the Scotsman with a score of 1 -6 6-2 6-4 in two hours.

First set dominated by the Japanese. In the second and third sets, Murray broke the challenge, winning a great champion's mtach, relying on serve and a good game from the baseline, as well as a good athletic condition.

Oscar Otte beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet in just over an hour and a half of play with a score of 6-2 1-6 6-3. Young Finn Emil Ruusuvuori beat 38-year-old German Philipp Kohlschreiber. Defeated also for Benoit Paire.

Day-1 results

In the men's event, winning return for Nick Kyrgios, at the BNP Paribas, ATP Masters 1000 on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells.

The Australian had not played a match outside Australian soil since the US Open 2021. The one against Sebastian Baez turns out to be practically a very good competitive training. In the list of surprises the 6-4 6-1 that Jason Brooskby trims to Pablo Carreno Busta: for the United States the day-1 goes on file with five wins and two defeats.

Sebastian Korda defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets. Victories also for the Italians Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Musetti, respectively against Pablo Andujar and Marcos Giron. We recall that Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty will not play in California.

Nole, will come back for the clay-swing., like Ash Barty. Federer's come back shoud be set for the mid-Summer, while Serena should come back between April and June. Naomi Osaka qualified for the second round of Indian Wells, WTA 1000 on the Californian hard-courts.

The Japanese star defeated Sloane Stephens in three sets, after losing the first set, with the final score of 3-6 6-1 6-2. The violent gusts of wind characterized the match, putting both tennis players in difficulty, but finally rewarding that she has the most effective serve, that is Osaka herself.

After her victory, the Japanese said she was proud of how she managed to manage the difficult climatic situation. She said: "I'm very proud of how I handled the wind, and while we both probably wanted better conditions, all in all I think the match was enjoyable."

Stephens, on the other hand, said about the challenge and the wind: "I don't think I played very badly, but the day was very difficult. The conditions were extreme, the worst I've ever found. She plays solid and aggressive, she has almost the ability. unique to hitting winners even when out of position, and this is very useful when the wind is that strong."