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Where to watch the Indian Wells live stream tennis from anywhere in the world

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Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.Getty Images (left) / Getty/Tnani Badreddine (right)

The Indian Wells Masters, also known as the BNP Paribas Open, is officially underway, with tennis players from around the world making their way to the annual tournament in California. We'll show you all the details on where to watch the Indian Wells live streams, including how to tune into your live TV subscriptions from anywhere in the world via VPN.

The tournament marked a return for the top-ranked men's singles player, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who hadn't played at Indian Wells since 2019. He previously won the Open five times, but he was eliminated Monday night in the third round. The match was a shocker, since Djokovic was defeated by Italy's Luca Nardi, who was playing in a "lucky loser" slot after losing in the qualifying rounds. These rare slots are given to players who lose in the qualifying rounds in order to fill in for other main draw competitors who have to pull out before the first round, usually due to injury.

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Naomi Osaka was also defeated on Monday evening by Elise Mertens. Other notable contestants scheduled to play include Carlos Alcaraz and Coco Gauff, the latter of whom is competing in both women's singles and doubles competitions. While singles events are currently in the fourth round, doubles events start the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Below, we've compiled everything you need to know about watching Indian Wells. In this case, every country has a different streaming service, and the US has multiple live TV subscription services with the Tennis Channel, so keep reading to learn all of your options.

Indian Wells live stream quick links

Where to watch Indian Wells Open in the USA

In the US, Indian Wells Open matches stream on the Tennis Channel, which is available as a part of several live TV packages like Sling TV, Fubo, and Hulu + Live TV. Sling TV users will want to choose the Orange package or the more expensive Orange and Blue combo. Subscriptions for Sling start at $40 per month and new users get half off their first month (making it $20 total for the introductory month). Fubo monthly subscriptions start at $79.99, with $20 off your first month (making it $59.99 in the first month). Fubo offers a one-week free trial to test the live TV waters. Hulu + Live TV subscriptions start at $76.99 per month.

Where to watch Indian Wells Open from anywhere

If you're outside the US right now and unable to access the Indian Wells live stream, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to access your existing live TV subscriptions. This will change the country that your device is associated with so that you can access relevant websites and apps. VPNs are also a solid way to increase your online security and privacy. You need a US payment form to sign up for these live TV packages, so this strategy works best for Americans who are overseas at the moment and want to utilize their existing subscriptions.

If that's not an option that works for you, try setting your VPN to the UK and joining the Now TV sub-brand for Sky Sports access, as it's a streaming-only service you can join on short one-month contracts.

Not sure where to start when it comes to VPNs? We suggest ExpressVPN, a straightforward VPN with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Check out our ExpressVPN review and keep reading to learn how to use it.

How to watch Indian Wells Open with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't already have one.

  • Install it on the device you're planning to watch on.

  • Turn it on and set it to a US location.

  • Sign up for one of the live TV streaming packages with a US form of payment.

  • Select the Tennis Channel and enjoy the new episode.

You could also try using a VPN set to the UK to access the streaming-only version of Sky Sports on Now TV.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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