Tennis players mocked Indian Wells fans by dressing up as staff members!

The BNP Paribas Open shared this fun video a few days before the end of the tournamen

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Tennis players mocked Indian Wells fans by dressing up as staff members!
© BNP Paribas Open Facebook page

Carlos Alcaraz triumphed at Indian Wells for the second year in a row and now dreams of completing the Sunshine Double by also winning the Miami Open.

A feat achieved by only eleven players in the history of men's and women's tennis. Winning at Indian Wells and Miami in the same year were Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Marcelo Rios, Iga Swiatek, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka.

The tournament in Florida began with a thousand problems. First the dramatic high temperatures and humidity that put the health of some tennis players such as Arthur Cazaux and Matteo Berrettini at risk. Then the tragic death of Aryna Sabalenka's former boyfriend Konstantin Koltsov, now the rain, which yesterday stopped almost the entire day-schedule.

But there was a moment witnessed by a very entertaining video, which played down the problems at the start of the tournament, which is about the just finished Indian Wells combined event.

Even before the start of the BNP Paribas Open, the players acted as tournament staff by dressing up and welcoming tennis fans to Indian Wells. The first was Andrey Rublev who created a very nice moment.

The Russian, once again, was mistaken for Jannik Sinner and addressing the social media managers of the Californian event he said: "You got your content. They called me Sinner!"

Players dress up and become staff members at Indian Wells

Alex de Minaur acted as valet and helped spectators find their place for their cars. Maria Sakkari instead offered popcorn and asked: "Are you going to watch men's or women's tennis? You should watch Maria Sakkari, she's really good!"

Maria Sakkari gave pop-corns at Indian Wells
Maria Sakkari gave pop-corns at Indian Wells© BNP Paribas Open Facebook page

Holger Rune was given the task of clerk inside one of the stands in the magnificent facility of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Daniil Medvedev, however, showed his skills as a cashier. Ons Jabeur finally distributed the maps of the large structure hosting the tournament.

Only the most attentive enthusiasts discovered the diversion and asked the protagonists of the video for photographs and autographs.

The images were published by the BNP Paribas Open social account

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