INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The BNP Paribas Open has a recent tradition of getting top ATP singles players to play doubles, and this year is no different.
Swiss Davis Cup teammates Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka have paired up and will face No. 6 seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the first round. Federer and Wawrinka have played 11 events together as a team, with their surprise run to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics serving as their highlight (who can forget their weird post-match celebration?). They also made the 2011 final in Indian Wells.