American Robby Ginepri did something Thursday he hadn't done since 2008, the year he jumped 112 spots in the ranking in five months: he won a match at Indian Wells. It made him the first unseeded American to advance from the first round in the BNP Parbias Open.
Ginepri, a wild card entry, faced Italian qualifier Paolo Lorenzi. Although on paper, the stats don't lean in Ginepri's favor (Lorenzi is better in first-serve percentage, second-serve points won and break-points saved), the score is in the American's favor. In the end, Ginepri won just two more points than Lorenzi, and after two hours and eight minutes, he won a three-set duel 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
France's Nicolas Mahut, who served only one ace, also advanced into the second round at the BNP Parbias Open. He defeated Canada's Vasek Pospisil, 6-3, 6-2, in an hour and 27 minutes.
On the women's side, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who is trying to come back from a rotator cuff injury, was defeated in straight sets by Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.
For full results on the action from the men's and women's brackets, check here.