Tommy Robredo

Mostly uneventful day at Indian Wells

Mostly uneventful day at Indian Wells

Thursday was a tournament director's nightmare at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

They played some matches, but not the kind that would drive TV ratings through the roof.

It started with Jelena Jankovic, a former champion, playing a quarterfinal match against qualifier Lesia Tsurenko. Jankovic won the first set, 6-1, and was leading in the second set, 4-1, when Tsurenko retired with an ankle injury.

Next up was Andy Murray vs. Feliciano Lopez in a men's quarterfinal. Murray, seeded fourth, beat Lopez, seeded 12th. But then, Murray always beats Lopez. They have played 10 times....