Indian Wells is the first Masters 1000 tournament of the season. Given many singles players team up for doubles at the event, could we see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play together? Mike Bryan feels that it will be very difficult to win the BNP Paribas Open title next year with his twin Bob who will be making a comeback in tennis.
'I think that draw is one of the toughest doubles draws in tennis,' said Mike at the ATP Finals in London. 'You got a lot of the top guys that jump in the doubles. We played Federer numerous times at Indian Wells, Nadal.
Yeah, it's stacked. I think the fans love it. They come out. Those courts are jammed. You see some of the greatest doubles tennis there. Yeah, I mean, besides this one, that's kind of like the fifth slam, especially in doubles.
I just think the fans really eat it up because they see some of the marquee names out there playing doubles. You see some really enticing matchups with some of the best legends of doubles playing, guys like Jack with their firepower.
It's very cool,' said Mike, who back-to-back titles in Indian Wells in 2013 and 2014 title with Bob. Jack Sock said: 'I've had some success there, so I enjoy playing doubles there. It's just one of those tournaments, I don't think any player on tour can say they don't enjoy Indian Wells.
You got golf around, a low-key vibe. They do an amazing job with the event. You can rent a house, you're there for 10 days, singles, doubles, whatever it is. I think overall great event. Yeah, I mean, I've won a couple titles there, so it's definitely a special place.
Playing with John, it was really fun this year, another good friend of mine. But, yeah, I think the fans are incredible, especially playing with another American. John and I have had some insane crowds, I feel like. They always show up and turn out.
That's definitely an event I'll always play doubles in.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title