With most of the major stars in men's #Tennis featuring in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the action comes thick and fast. The men were playing their second round matches over the weekend, while the women's tournament was a round ahead, leaving plenty of opportunities for the tennis connoisseurs to watch and admire their favourite players, besides cheering on one or two of the lesser well-known players as they sought to provide a shock or two.
Thankfully for fans of British tennis, besides the welcome victory for Heather Watson in the women's third round against eighth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, there was also good news from Andy Murray's second round match against the Canadian Vasek Pospisil. The Scot produced some fine tennis as he built on his success at the Davis Cup for Britain, where his two singles victories against the United States had elevated him back above Kei Nishikori in the current world rankings to fourth.
Against the Canadian he was rarely troubled, breaking his rival's serve five times in all during the match in a commanding straight-sets success 6-1 6-3. His only moment of concern was at the start of the second set when he lost his own serve, but he was quick to remedy any apparent danger by breaking back. Next up he will take on the current world number 29, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round.
Number one seed Novak Djokovic matched Murray's winning score line to similarly advance to the third round, defeating the wily Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in less than an hour of play.
Roger Federer (seeded 2) and Rafael Nadal (3) also progressed to the next round with straight-set successes, as both men won their matches 6-4 6-2. Federer beat the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman to advance to a meeting with Andrea Seppi in round three, while Nadal had the measure of the Netherlands' Igor Sijsling.
There was a surprise for Federer's Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka though, as he crashed out to Robin Haase of the Netherlands, the Dutchman winning in three sets 6-3 3-6 6-3. #Celebrities