On Wednesday, Brandon Nakashima pulled off a stunning victory against fellow American John Isner at the BNP Paribas Open, thanks to two crucial double-faults from Isner. The match saw a lot of errors from both players, but Nakashima managed to capitalize on Isner’s mistakes to win the match’s only service break.
The 19-year-old showed great composure and skill to secure a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory in the all-American contest and progress to the second round. With this win, Nakashima announced himself as a player to watch out for in the tournament.
The match was watched by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was present in the stands as the year’s first Masters 1000 event got underway. The BNP Paribas Open is a combined tournament for both men and women, and Mahomes was among the many high-profile personalities in attendance.
The presence of the NFL star added to the already buzzing atmosphere, and the crowd was treated to some thrilling tennis action. With Mahomes and other famous faces expected to be in attendance throughout the tournament, the BNP Paribas Open promises to be an exciting event for tennis and sports fans alike.