INDIAN WELLS MASTERS TICKETS - Defending Champion of the Indian Wells Open is Roger Federer. BNP Paribas Open is a ATP World Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and is a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour. The March event extends beyond eight days. (7.3 - 17.3, 2013). The women's main draw usually starts on Wednesday and the men's main draw starts on Thursday. Both finals are held on Sunday of the following week. Both singles main draws include 96 players in a 128-player grid, with the 32 seeded players getting a bye to the second round.