Friday, March 16, 2018
The roster of players in the men's and women's semifinals of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is now complete. The #1 seeds are still in the hunt on both sides of the draw.
On the men's side these are the matchups:
Roger Federer  versus Borna Coric
Juan Martin del Potro  versus Milos Raonic 
MadProfessah's pick: Federer and Del Potro.
On the women's side these re the matchups:
Simona Halep  versus Naomi Osaka
Venus Williams  versus Daria Kasatkina 
MadProfessah's pick: Halep and Venus Williams.
On my visit to Indian Wells on Wednesday I saw both women's quarterfinals featuring Halep and Osaka and was quite impressed with both players. I think Halep likes this court a bit more and this is Osaka's first time at this stage of a big tournament. Kasatkina demolished Angie Kerber on Thursday (6-0 6-2) and can give anyone fits so I would not be surprised to see her win, but after Venus beat Serena on Monday in a solid 6-4 6-3 performance I think her confidence is sky high.