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The 39-year-old Swiss, who has won the tournament six times, is recovering from the knee injury that has kept him out of action since losing to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final at the 2020 event.

Second seed Thiem ousted third-seeded Russian and last year’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev in a closely fought three-setter that was packed with powerful baseline rallies and impressive serving.

The current world number one has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name – two behind Rafa Nadal and three fewer than Roger Federer – and said he has no doubt in his ability to overtake the other members of the so-called “Big Three.”

The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in Southern California.

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest-paid sportswomen in the world, announced she was ending her career at the age of 32 on Wednesday.