How To Watch 2024 Indian Wells Open Featuring Djokovic, Nadal, Swiatek & More

How To Watch 2024 Indian Wells Open Featuring Djokovic, Nadal, Swiatek & More

by Nurein Ahmed

The Indian Wells Open will herald the start of the famed Sunshine Double, which is taking place in Riverside Country in California, United States.

This is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the calendar. Because of its mystique and glamor, it has been dubbed the "Fifth Slam." As part of the ATP and WTA 1000 category, the world's top-ranked players always commit to playing in Indian Wells.

As the players and fans alike await the draw for the 2024 edition, you shall find all the information you need about this tournament in this article, including the schedule, entry list, prize money, and television broadcast.

When Does The 2024 Indian Wells Open Start?

Main draw action begins on Wednesday, March 6th, with first-round matches. So far, only Rafael Nadal knows when he'll play his first match, slated for Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. The tournament will run concurrently on both tours and will end on the same day - Sunday, March 17th, with the men's and women's singles finals.

Who Is Playing The 2024 Indian Wells Open?

On the men's side, Novak Djokovic will play at Indian Wells for the first time since 2019 and has already shared his first message upon arrival. Djokovic will be joined by longtime rival Rafael Nadal, whom he was with during the flight to the United States.

Nadal is playing his first tournament since hurting his hip in Brisbane this January. Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, last year's finalist Daniil Medvedev, and Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner will be among the contenders.

On the women's side, Iga Swiatek remains a big favorite. But just like last year, she is not guaranteed to steamroll through the field. Aryna Sabalenka will look to bounce back from a disappointing performance in Dubai. Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina, and even Jessica Pegula (who is operating with a new coaching team) will be threats.

What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Indian Wells Open?

Indian Wells is one of the very few tournaments outside the four Grand Slams that has committed to curbing the issue of pay inequity between male and female players. As such, the event has struck parity in pay for both tours.

Each tour will vie for a share of $8,995,555, which is slightly higher than last year. But the champions will see reduced pay as compared to 12 months ago because the tournament will pool those funds to help the lower-ranked players who lost in the earlier rounds.

The man and woman winning this year's tournament will each earn $1,100,000 and 1,000 ranking points. The complete breakdown of prize money has been released by the tournament.

Where To Watch The 2024 Indian Wells Open?

Below are the list of major countries and continents in which the Indian Wells tournament will be accessible.

Live streaming: Tennis TV (ATP), WTA TV (WTA), BNP Paribas Open mobile app (for fans on-site at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden).

Africa: Television broadcast on Supersport and Canal+. Live streaming is available on the DSTV app.

Australia: BeIN Sports Australia

Belgium: BeTV

Canada: TSN Network

China & Macau: CCTV

Czech Republic: Pragosport

France: Eurosport France

Germany: Sky Deutschland

Greece: OTE

Hungary: Network4

Italy: Sky Italia

India & Subcontinent: Sony/MSM

Japan: Gaora Sports

Mexico: ESPN International

MENA Region: BeIN Sports Arabia

Spain: Telefonica/Movistar

UK: Sky Tennis

USA: Exclusive rights are with Tennis Channel

Please note you can find the list of all the countries and the broadcaster in that region by visiting the tournament's official website.


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