INDIAN WELLS, Calif -- Top seed Andy Murray put in some night session practice in preparation for his first round match. Murray, who reached the final in 2009, is aiming to win his first title here in the desert.
On paper, the world No. 1 has an easy draw, unlike Australian Open champion Roger Federer, defending champion Novak Djokovic, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, and 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, who are all in the 'Quarter of Death.'
When asked about the aforementioned talent-loaded quarter, Murray responded at his pre-event presser:
"Probably it would be one of the toughest sections of a draw of all time, In terms of the number of Grand Slams you have in that section, plus some of the younger up-and-coming players that are likely to be at the top of the game.
“It's definitely going to be tough for the guys that are there. A section you would want to be avoiding, if you can.
“It's quite crazy to see all those big names in the same quarter."
Murray opens against the winner of qualifier Vasek Pospisil and Yen-Hsun Lu.