Former top 5 tennis player David Nalbandian was given a wildcard into the BNP Paribas Open’s main draws, along with Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, and Urszula Radwanska.

The championship will take place from 5th March and continue till 18th March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The list was announced by the tournament director Steve Simon.

Nalbandian has won eleven ATP World Tour winner’s titles since becoming professional in the year 2000 and went to the 2002 Wimbledon finals in his 1st appearance at the champiopnship. The Argentine tennis player and former World number three will be making his 9th appearance in this championship. In Indian Wells, his best result was when he went to the quarterfinals in the year 2008.

Sam Querrey, the American reached to number 17 in the rankings at the start of the year 2011 before wounds made him sidelined for the most of the year. At present, slightly inside into the top hundred, the 6 times ATP World Tour champ and Southern California native is working his way back up in the world rankings and looking forward to continue that form at the BNP Paribas Open.

Steve Simon told that wildcards have always gifted the BNP Paribas Open with a path to provide a mixture of tennis players from veterans to arising tennis stars to top players which might be coming back from injury the opportunity to glow in the main draw. Adding players like David Nalbandian only strengthens the already unbelievable fields.

Qualifying wildcards were also handed to Tim Smyczek, Steve Johnson, Julia Cohen, Daniel Kosakowski, and to Puerto Rican Monica Puig and Belgian Steve Darcis.

Nalbandian is at his best on the red clay courts of Spain and France, so even though he had to rely on a wildcard for this event, he still has some of the best Roland Garros odds, and is a firm favourite.