Andy Murray was the great protagonist of the day-2 at Indian Wells. In the first rounds of the day, the Briton is still surprising. The man who transformed tennis into a marathon gave another test of strength and endurance. Three hours and a little more to recover from a set disadvantage and conquer the second round with a 6-7, 6-1, 6- 4 against Etcheverry.
In the other matches, similar situation also for Stan Wawrinka. He too down by a set against Vukic, comeback and flies to the second round of the Californian ATP Masters 1000. The other Old Gen player, Richard Gasquet, beating Gojo in three sets.
The Frenchman will face Jannik Sinner in the second round. Instead, still troubles for Dominic Thiem. The winner of the 2019 edition collects the fourth defeat in a row: Adrian Mannarino wins his debut 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. The Austrian lacks confidence, especially in the important stages of the game: a lack that is especially noticeable in a forehand that never really turns in a match.
Also to be recorded during day-1 was the return of Gael Monfils, who against Jordan Thompson collects only four games and that as in the logic of things plays a match quite poor in positive notes. Brandon Nakashima won the derby with John Isner.
Fabio Fognini cannot held the youthful and overwhelming strength of Ben Shelton. The youngest American in the top 50 of the ranking beats the blue tennis player in the first round of Indian Wells: 6-4, 6-1 in just over an hour of play, characterized by conditions that are not very easy due to the wind.
Camila Giorgi made it through the first round at Indian Wells. The challenge against Arantxa Rus turns out to be more thorny than expected. The Italian does not immediately take advantage of a 3-1 advantage during the first set, but she still closes on 6-3 with some difficulty.
Same situation in the heart of the match, with the Dutch tennis player who at the same time lacks the connection with the 4-1 and who is no longer able to move the score. For Camila, in the second round the challenge against Jessica Pegula, number three in seeding, and who reaches the quarterfinals in the last four tournaments played on the WTA Tour.