The matches for the first round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 took place in the last hours. Still absent the big names, there were several interesting challenges and among these undoubtedly one of the most particular was that between the American Maxime Cressy and his countryman Christopher Eubanks.
The first, favorite on the eve, is one of the surprises of this season. In the night Cressy had three match points to win the match in the second set tie-break but Eubanks didn't give up and got a very precious victory. Very difficult second round for him as he will face number 8 seeded tournament Casper Ruud, although not on the best surface.
We recall that Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will not play: Nole will come back for the caly-swing, Roger in the mid-summer. Also Aashleigh Barty is out to recover form the Australian Open wins. Let's review the most particular point of the match: