Indian Wells: Aussies out in force on Day 2
The three Aussie Ts of Tomic, Thompson and Tomljanovic will take to the court on Thursday at Indian Wells for their first-round matches at the BNP Paribas Open.
Three Aussies will open their BNP Paribas Open campaigns on Thursday at Indian Wells.
Bernard Tomic, Jordan Thompson and Ajla Tomljanovic will play their first-round matches against tough opposition as they bid to extend their stay in the Californian desert.
Tomic opens play on Stadium 2 against American wildcard Bjorn Fratangelo, while Tomljanovic and Thompson are back-to-back on Stadium 5.
Tomljanovic takes on Goerges for a shot at Aussie 16th seed Sam Stosur, while Thompson faces Russian Dmitry Tursunov, the former world No.20 has entered the draw using a protected ranking.
On Wednesday, Australia’s two remaining qualifiers fell at the final hurdle.
Teenager Alex De Minaur, a wildcard into the qualifying draw, pushed No.4 seed Radu Albot all the way before falling 6-3 3-6 6-4, while Andrew Whittington lost 6-2 7-5 to Italy’s Federico Gaio.