Bernard Tomic

Players marvel at men’s draw at BNP Paribas Open

Players marvel at men’s draw at BNP Paribas Open

A day after the draw that put Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the same bottom quarter of the draw at the BNP Paribas Open, players were still marveling at the resulting concentration of talent and the potential for finals-quality matches in the first few rounds. Those three have won 44 Grand Slam singles titles —18 for Federer, 14 for Nadal, and 12 for Djokovic.

“Amazing draw, really. I’ve never seen anything like that, probably. It would be one of the toughest sections of a draw of all time, I would have thought,” world No. 1 Andy Murray, who is in the top half of that draw, said Wednesday during...

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