Tennis fans were delighted with the men’s doubles pairings at the Indian Wells Masters, which had Casper Ruud and Dominic Thiem together, among others.
Several quality singles players have teamed up for the doubles event at the ATP Masters 1000 event in California. Ruud and Thiem are arguably the most notable pairing, with Andrey Rublev teaming up with his compatriot Karen Khachanov.
Hubert Hurkacz has signed up for the Indian Wells Masters with Grigor Dimitrov as his partner, while Felix Auger-Aliassime will compete alongside Sebastian Korda.
Several fans were happy to see the men’s doubles pairings at the tournament and took to social media to express their pleasure. One fan claimed that she was living for each of the pairings.
“I am living for every single one of those combinations of players,” the fan’s tweet read.
I am living for every single one of those combinations of players https://t.co/6LH8qBJ5Rk
— Krista (@BwehRublev) February 18, 2023
Another fan was happy to see Ruud teaming up with Thiem, before stating her sadness at missing the Norwegian pairing up with Kecmanovic.
“Omg this looks good??!!!! Happy to see Ruud & Thiem together but I also kinda miss Ruud and Kecmanovic,” the fan’s tweet read.
Omg this looks good??!!!!
Happy to see Ruud & Thiem together but I also kinda miss Ruud and Kecmanovic 🥺 https://t.co/UNswgJ5uWg
— bea (@ohshoheis) February 18, 2023
One user was delighted with the doubles pairings at the Indian Wells Masters, and called it ‘perfect’.
“Waaaaait how it can be so perfect ? Caspi with Domi? Hubi with Grigri ? Rublanov ? Bubu with Mioumiou ? IM LIVING FOR THISSSSSS,” the fan’s tweet read.
waaaaait how it can be so perfect ? Caspi with Domi? Hubi with Grigri ? Rublanov ? Bubu with Mioumiou ? IM LIVING FOR THISSSSSS https://t.co/T3buAjTvRo
— Céline (@windoworaisle_) February 18, 2023
Here are some other fan reactions:
this is gorgeous https://t.co/euXOPFlgpv
— mimi🧍🏻♀️| fedal (@rafastefbaes) February 18, 2023
The line up is giving https://t.co/G9a5uMiE84
— Shaff depression (@OmnipotentBi) February 18, 2023
There are some super solid pairs in here TBH. Korda Felix is intriguing ALOT. https://t.co/3Yq9c15aBT
— Juesha (the story, nothing more) (@JueshaRawr) February 18, 2023
THE LINE UP IS KILLING https://t.co/AMxlUTfGvs
— ayu🌼 (@vorfreudebleue) February 18, 2023
Casper and Domi??? This feels like a dream https://t.co/6kGya9ScjW
— George🧩 (@gomezhalep) February 18, 2023
Dominic Thiem receives wildcard for Indian Wells Masters
Dominic Thiem has received a wildcard for the main draw of this season’s Indian Wells Masters. The Austrian will be competing in the Masters 1000 tournament for the first time since his win in 2019 when he beat Roger Federer in the final.
Thiem recently took to social media to announce the news.
“Hello Indian Wells! Today I received the great message that I will get a wild card for the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. It’s unbelievable news for me as it’s a tournament I love and it’s going to be the first time I played there since I won the tournament in 2019. So looking forward to seeing you all there. Thank you!” Thiem said.
Dominic Thiem most recently competed at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, where he reached the second round by beating Alex Molcan 7-6(4), 6-3 before losing 6-4, 6-4 to eventual semifinalist Juan Pablo Varillas.
He will next compete at the Rio Open as a wildcard and will face Thiago Monteiro in the first round. It will be the first tour-level meeting between the two and the winner will take on either second seed Cameron Norrie or a qualifier in the second round.