The BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells tournament is one of the nine ATP Masters 1000 events held each year, showcasing the best players as they congregate at Indian Wells, California, USA. Often dubbed "the fifth Grand Slam", the tournament has been voted the best tournament in its category several times throughout the years.
With the event being one of the first tournaments to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the last edition was held in 2019, with Dominic Thiem lifting the trophy. However, the Austrian has cut his season short, citing injury and recuperation and so will not be present to defend his title.
Nonetheless, a slew of superstars will converge in California to compete for the title, including World No.1 Novak Djokovic, recent US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
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The prize pool is often one of the highest on the ATP Tour, with the winner receiving $1,209,730 along with 1,000 ATP Rankings points. The runner-up receives a cash prize of $640,000, along with 600 points.
Players who fall in the semifinals will be awarded 360 points, with $335,000 in prize money. The points and prize money will decrease the earlier a player gets eliminated from the tournament, with a more extended breakdown available below.
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2021 BNP Paribas Open ATP Prize Money
Winner - $1,209,730
Runner-up - $640,000
Semifinals - $335,000
Quarterfinals - $175,000
Round of 16 - $92,000
Third Round - $51,895
Second Round - $29,045
First Round - $18,155