2020 BNP Paribas Open

The 2020 BNP Paribas Open (also known as the 2020 Indian Wells Masters) is a postponed professional tennis tournament to be played at Indian Wells, California. The event was initially scheduled to take place in March 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, after a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley was declared following a confirmed case of the COVID-19 disease. Tournament director, Tommy Haas, told the press "We are prepared to hold the tournament on another date and will explore options."[1][2]

2020 BNP Paribas Open
Edition47th (ATP) / 32nd (WTA)
CategoryATP Tour Masters 1000 (Men)
WTA Premier Mandatory (Women)
Draw96S / 32D
SurfaceHard
LocationIndian Wells, California, United States
VenueIndian Wells Tennis Garden
2019 Champions
Men's Singles
Austria Dominic Thiem
Women's Singles
Canada Bianca Andreescu
Men's Doubles
Croatia Nikola Mektić / Argentina Horacio Zeballos
Women's Doubles
Belgium Elise Mertens / Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
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It would be the 47th edition of the men's event and 32nd of the women's event, and is classified as an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2020 ATP Tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the 2020 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events are scheduled to take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California on outdoor hard courts.[3][4]

All top 75 ranked WTA and ATP Tour singles players were included in the initial entry list,[5] but five-time champion Roger Federer withdrew after undergoing surgery on his right knee.[6]

Dominic Thiem and Bianca Andreescu are the defending champions in the men's and women's singles draw, respectively, although Andreescu withdrew prior to the originally scheduled start of the tournament, citing injury.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS". bnpparibasopen.com. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Canceled Because of Coronavirus Outbreak". nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ "BNP Paribas Open Overview". atptour.com. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  4. ^ "BNP Paribas Open Overview". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  5. ^ "2020 Player Entry Lists Feature All Top 75 Ranked WTA And ATP Tour Singles Players". BNP Paribas Open. January 29, 2020. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Roger Federer to Miss French Open After Knee Surgery". nytimes.com.
  7. ^ "Andreescu won't defend title at Indian Wells". ESPN.com. March 7, 2020.

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