Indian Wells 2020 To Provide All Tournament Facilities to Players Despite its Cancelation

Published 03/09/2020, 3:08 PM EDT


With the Riverside County Public Health Department declaring an emergency after the confirmation of a single coronavirus case locally, the first masters event of the year Indian Wells 2020 got canceled.

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Following that, BNP Paribas Open 2020 is considering to remunerate the qualifying and main draw players in the singles and doubles domain. According to the reports, all players are expected to receive the prize money amount for the first round i.e., US $18,155.

It would support their travel expenses. Also, they will get a complimentary accommodation in Indian Wells, California for a week. The players can access the Indian Wells Tennis Garden to practice for the next few days. Also, other services required will be available to all the participants.

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“The health and safety of the local community, fans, players, and everyone involved with the event is of paramount importance. We are prepared to hold the tournament on another date and will explore options,” Tournament Director Tommy Haas said. 

Rafael Nadal on Indian Wells 2020 Cancelation

Indian Wells’ sister tournament is coming up in Miami in the next few days. With that, tennis players are presently confused about their whereabouts in the near future. 

“We are here and still deciding what’s next. So sad for all that is happening around the world with this situation. Hopefully soon solutions from the authorities.” World Number two Rafael Nadal shared after the cancelation of the big tennis tournament.

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The tournament in Florida, Miami Open 2020 might as well be annulled due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Recently, Florida health officials released their statement. They have recommended the International travelers to remain in quarantine for two weeks upon their return (as stated by Tampa Bay Times).

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With the local health ministries laying down their protocols to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement of the tennis tournaments scheduled for the next few weeks (in the US and Europe) seems to be hanging. 

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