March 6 – March 17, 2013
Listen LIVE to all of the exciting action from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the BNP Paribas Open
The service is brought to you by the BBC Commentary Team of Nick Lester, Jonathan Overend, Alison Mitchell, Philip Studd and Miles Maclagan who will provide live play-by-play commentary of main stadium matches. Colorful match summary will be provided throughout the 12 days of coverage by Mark Woodforde, Corina Morariu, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Bud Collins and more!
BNP Paribas Open Radio – BBC Commentary Team
March 6 – 17, 2013
Miles MaclaganMiles was a British pro tennis player who reached 1994 British National Championships final, made five appearances at Wimbledon (1993-95, 1999-2000), and won two ATP Challenger Tour singles and doubles titles. He made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in 1995 and came out of retirement in 2002 to partner with Tim Henman in victory against Thailand. He was Andy Murray's coach from November 2007 to July 2010, helping Murray get to World No. 2. Miles has worked as a BBC Radio match summarizer for the past several years and is on the Wimbledon coverage team.
Nick LesterNick moved into broadcasting after a stint playing tennis professionally where he attained a top 20 British ranking. He has covered all the Grand Slams for a mixture of radio and television and this summer will be his 10th Wimbledon behind the microphone. During the rest of the year, Nick can often be heard on the Tennis Channel covering the ATP Masters 1000 and 500 events from all over the world.
Alison MitchellAlison has covered five Wimbledons and the ATP World Tour Finals for BBC Radio as well as the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Olympics in London. She not only has experience behind the microphone, but also in front of the camera as a Channel 4 Television reporter at the 2012 London Paralympic Games and presenting sports news on BBC World and the BBC News Channel. She also writes, and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Mail on Sunday and the Cricketer Magazine.
Philip StuddPhilip is delighted to be returning to Indian Wells for the fourth time, having followed Andy Murray's progress at the BNP Paribas Open from 2009-11 for BBC Radio 5 live and the World Service. He has covered seven Wimbledon championships in all - his first back in 2000 - the year after he joined the BBC. He has also commentated at two US Opens, the Cincinnati and Montreal ATP Masters 1000 events and several Queens Club tournaments.
Jonathan OverendJonathan Overend has been the BBC's lead radio tennis announcer, in his role of Tennis Correspondent, for more than 10 years. He has commentated on all 17 of Roger Federer's Grand Slam titles and every major title won by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray's breakthrough win at the US Open. He attends all four of the Grand Slams, Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, and many of the Masters 1000 events including the BNP Paribas Open. He has been a BBC journalist for 20 years and also contributes to BBC TV and BBC Sport Online.
Corina MorariuA former pro, Corina made her first appearance in International Tennis Federation Circuit events in 1994 as a singles player and broke into the top 50 for the first time in 1998. In 2000 she became world No. 1 in doubles and won the BNP Paribas Open doubles title with Lindsay Davenport. In 2001, after earning her second Grand Slam doubles title at the Australian Open, Corina was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia and withdrew from the tour for the rest of the season. Following chemotherapy in 2002, she returned to competition in doubles and received the WTA's first "Corina Comeback Award". Since her retirement from the professional game, Corina serves as a Tennis Channel analyst at tournaments across the globe.
Bethanie Mattek-SandsA current tennis professional, Bethanie sits in the WTA doubles top 30 after capturing her eleventh career doubles title earlier this year in Brisbane with Sania Mirza. In 2011, she reached the finals of the BNP Paribas Open with fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy. Additionally, she won her first Grand Slam mixed doubles title in the 2012 Australian Open with Horia Tecau. Known not only for her on-court successes, but also for her off-court flair and personality, Mattek-Sands is making her debut to tennis commentary with BNP Paribas Open Radio.
Bud CollinsAs a journalist and television commentator, as an esteemed historian and a vibrant personality, as a communicator unlike any other in his time, Bud Collins has been at the forefront of tennis since the early 1960s. Collins has covered more major championships than any American reporter, and has always conveyed his voluminous knowledge of the sport with an infectious enthusiasm. Collins has gained as much fame as many renowned players, working tirelessly at his craft, not just entertaining but educating the public, adding immeasurably to the popularity of tennis. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.
Mark WoodfordeMark holds 67 doubles titles (including the 1996 BNP Paribas Open), four singles titles and five mixed doubles crowns. He held down the No. 1 ranking for 84 weeks during his career and upon retirement in December 2000, he was holding the No. 1 individual ranking plus the No. 1 team ranking with Todd Woodbridge. As a 10-year member of the Australian Davis Cup team (1988, 1989, 1993-2000), he participated in three finals (1993, 1999, 2000), helping clinch the trophy in 1999. Woodforde won each leg of the Grand Slam in men's doubles as well as in mixed doubles. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010 and was presented with his Hall of Fame ring at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open.
Miss The Action?
Listen To Match Coverage
Catch up on play by play match reviews on BNP Paribas Open Radio from BBC commentators. Listen to Archive