BNP Paribas Open 2013: Odds for Top Stars to Win Event at Indian Wells

Josh Schoch@JoshSchochAnalyst IIIMarch 11, 2013

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 10:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Fabio Fognini during day 5 of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The 2013 BNP Paribas Open is halfway through its third round, but we're already thinking about who has the best chance to win it all.

Stars like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and more line the field at Indian Wells, and they have the best chance to win the event.

Let's take a look at where the brightest stars stand at this point in the event.

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4. Rafael Nadal: 8-1

Nadal hasn't been tested yet at the Paribas Open, having a bye in the first round and winning the second round in straight sets.

He advanced against Leonardo Mayer when Mayer withdrew, and his next match will be against Ernests Gulbis in the Round of 16.

Nadal came back from missing seven months of action by going 12-1 so far this year, and he already has two titles. Now he is looking for a third at Indian Wells, and he has the fourth-best odds to do so.

3. Roger Federer: 5-1

Fed has cruised through the tournament so far, destroying Denis Istomin and owning Ivan Dodig. He has yet to drop a set in this tournament, and it doesn't look like he will anytime soon.

Federer will take on the winner of Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka in the Round of 16, but he should be wary that Hewitt has already knocked off John Isner.

Fed is the reigning champ at this event, but he is only being given the third-best odds in the field.


2. Andy Murray 5-2

Murray has yet to get through the third round, but he will play against Yen-Hsun Lu on Tuesday to advance to the Round of 16.

Murray struggled a bit against Evgeny Donskoy in the second round (his first match), needing three sets to advance after dropping the first set.

Murray didn't look like he was at his best, and if he's not, then his odds seem to be inflated quite a bit.


1. Novak Djokovic 11-10

The Djoker is the favorite by a mile at Indian Wells, but he didn't get off to a fast start.

Djokovic needed three sets to win his first match, and he will play against Grigor Dimitrov. This will be a telling match, and if Djokovic struggles again, then his odds will seem to be way off.

He's still the favorite at the event, but Tuesday's match will decide whether or not he appears to be in control.