Home Page › Forums › Competitive Tennis › Why do the big names play doubles at Indian Wells, but not at other tournaments? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by ThirdServe 4 months, 1 week ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts March 13, 2017 at 8:34 am #628 fyzboParticipant Seems like participation of singles players in the doubles tournaments is highest here, what’s the deal? March 13, 2017 at 8:46 am #630 ThirdServeKeymaster I’m not sure, but some things I’ve seen thrown around are: 1. Money – Top ranked players get starting money at Indian Wells 2. Tradition – Seeing other greats play, prompts players to continue. 3. Early in the Season – Players are warming up for the year. I think money and tradition make the most sense, since doubles doesn’t really help sharpen singles skills. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.