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Tennis With Friends


Do you feel the excitement, are you holding your breath, can you hear the balls hitting rackets? The BNP Paribas is almost here. And here’s an added plus, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will headline “Rafa & Friends” in the second annual Eisenhower Cup presented by Masimo – a one-night Tie Break Tens event scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 8pm, during the 2020 BNP Paribas Open. You'll get to see a lot of your favorite tennis stars at one stadium.


Joining the 19-time Grand Slam champion and three-time BNP Paribas Open champion Nadal will be playing against such greats as, Dominic Thiem, Danhiil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Taylor Fritz, and one additional player still to be announced.


The Eisenhower Cup will be a $150,000 winner-take-all event held in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The fast-paced, innovative Tie Break Tens format consists of first to ten-point tie break matches. The event will be an eight-player single elimination draw, with a total of seven matches being held during the course of the evening.


What a perfect way to welcome everyone to another year in Tennis Paradise.” Cheers!!


The Eisenhower Cup presented by Masimo will begin at 8:00 p.m. and all tickets will be $25. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit local charities, including Masimo’s Patient Safety Movement; Eisenhower Health; Bighorn Golf Club Charities; and Family YMCA of the Desert. Go to bnpparibasopen.com/eisenhower-cup for tickets.

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