2020 BNP Paribas Open

The 2020 BNP Paribas Open (also known as the 2020 Indian Wells Masters) was a professional men and women's tennis tournament to be played in Indian Wells, California. The event was initially scheduled to take place on March 11–22, 2020, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2]

2020 BNP Paribas Open
DateMarch 9 – 22 (cancelled)
Edition47th (Men) / 32nd (Women)
CategoryATP Tour Masters 1000 (Men)
WTA Premier Mandatory (Women)
Draw96S / 32D (planned)
SurfaceHard
LocationIndian Wells, California, United States
VenueIndian Wells Tennis Garden
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It was to be the 47th edition of the men's event and 32nd of the women's event, and would be 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 would be 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 were the defending champions in the men's and women's singles draw, respectively prior to the cancellation, although Andreescu withdrew prior to the originally scheduled start of the tournament, citing injury.[7]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

Just days before the start of the qualifying rounds, the wider spread of COVID-19 recorded a presumptive case in the state of California after declared a public health emergency in the Coachella Valley, in accordance with the Riverside County Health Department and CDC. In the planned format, the tournament would have taken place without spectators, personnel (including ball kids) must wear gloves for protective safety to avoid the risk of spreading the disease, and not to allow players holding towels or signing post-match in-person autographs via camera.[8]

On March 8, 2020, organizers had announced the tournament would be cancelled due to the rising virus fears, becoming the first global sporting event to be cancelled. Never less, the ATP and WTA Tours were subsequently suspended on March 12 including the Miami Open, which was due to be held after the tournament.[a] Other sporting events have held in the month like the National Basketball Association had to indefinitely suspend its 2019–20 season after a player tested positive for the virus, the National Collegiate Athletic Association had to schedule its men's basketball tournament cancelled just days before it would have begun, the National Hockey League suspended its season indefinitely, and Major League Soccer suspended its season just a few games have been played. Tennis players' rankings in both seasons have started to be frozen on March 16, into a further extension of suspension of both tours until resumption of tennis events in August. This event was not included in the revised tennis schedule for the latter of 2020. Tournament director and former world number 2, Tommy Haas, told the press "We are prepared to hold the tournament on another date and will explore options."[1][9]

In response of the tournament's cancellation, none of the players had tested positive for the virus. The state of California itself, later restricted mass gatherings up to 500 people to later in the year until a COVID-19 vaccine is found.

PlayersEdit

The following players were due to compete in the tournament prior to its cancellation.

ATP singles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The following would have the seeded players. Seedings would have been based on ATP rankings as of March 9, 2020. Rank and points before were also as of March 9, 2020.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points would have won Points would have been
1 1   Novak Djokovic 10,220 45 10 10,185
2 2   Rafael Nadal 9,850 360 10 9,500
3 3   Dominic Thiem 7,045 1,000 10 6,055
4 5   Daniil Medvedev 5,890 45 10 5,855
5 6   Stefanos Tsitsipas 4,745 10 10 4,745
6 7   Alexander Zverev 3,630 45 10 3,595
7 8   Matteo Berrettini 2,860 10+125 10+10 2,745
8 9   Gaël Monfils 2,860 180 10 2,690
9 10   David Goffin 2,555 10 10 2,555
10 11   Fabio Fognini 2,400 10 10 2,400
11 12   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,360 10 10 2,360
12 13   Diego Schwartzman 2,265 45 10 2,230
13 14   Andrey Rublev 2,234 53 10 2,191
14 15   Karen Khachanov 2,120 180 10 1,950
15 16   Denis Shapovalov 2,075 90 10 1,995
16 17   Stan Wawrinka 2,060 45 10 2,025
17 18   Cristian Garín 1,900 0 10 1,910
18 19   Grigor Dimitrov 1,850 0 10 1,860
19 20   Félix Auger-Aliassime 1,771 45 10 1,736
20 21   John Isner 1,760 90 10 1,680
21 22   Benoît Paire 1,738 10 10 1,738
22 23   Dušan Lajović 1,695 25 10 1,680
23 24   Taylor Fritz 1,510 10 10 1,510
24 25   Pablo Carreño Busta 1,500 0 10 1,510
25 26   Alex de Minaur 1,485 10 10 1,485
26 27   Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,395 10 10 1,395
27 28   Dan Evans 1,359 26 10 1,343
28 29   Hubert Hurkacz 1,353 180 10 1,183
29 30   Milos Raonic 1,350 360 10 1,000
30 32   Filip Krajinović 1,343 106 10 1,247
31 33   Borna Ćorić 1,320 10 10 1,320
32 34   Jan-Lennard Struff 1,315 90 10 1,235

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points would have been Reason
4   Roger Federer 6,630 600 6,030 Right knee surgery
31   Kei Nishikori 1,345 45 1,300 Right elbow injury

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

  • Qualifying not played following its cancellation

WithdrawalsEdit

ATP doubles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
  COL Juan Sebastián Cabal   COL Robert Farah 3 1
  POL Łukasz Kubot   BRA Marcelo Melo 10 2
  USA Rajeev Ram   GBR Joe Salisbury 16 3
  CRO Ivan Dodig   SVK Filip Polášek 18 4
  ESP Marcel Granollers   ARG Horacio Zeballos 20 5
  FRA Pierre-Hugues Herbert   FRA Nicolas Mahut 22 6
  GER Kevin Krawietz   GER Andreas Mies 27 7
  RSA Raven Klaasen   AUT Oliver Marach 35 8
  • 1 Rankings as of March 9, 2020.

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

  • Wildcards not named following its cancellation

WTA singles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The following would have the seeded players. Seedings would have been based on WTA rankings as of March 2, 2020. Rank and points before were as of March 9, 2020.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points would have won Points would have been
1 1   Ashleigh Barty 8,717 120 10 8,607
2 3   Karolína Plíšková 5,205 215 10 5,000
3 4   Sofia Kenin 4,590 35 10 4,565
4 7   Kiki Bertens 4,335 120 10 4,225
5 5   Elina Svitolina 4,580 390 10 4,200
6 8   Belinda Bencic 4,010 390 10 3,630
7 9   Serena Williams 3,915 65 10 3,860
8 10   Naomi Osaka 3,625 120 10 3,515
9 11   Aryna Sabalenka 3,615 120 10 3,505
10 12   Petra Kvitová 3,566 10 10 3,566
11 13   Madison Keys 2,962 10 10 2,962
12 15   Petra Martić 2,770 10 10 2,770
13 16   Garbiñe Muguruza 2,711 215 10 2,506
14 14   Johanna Konta 2,803 65 10 2,748
15 17   Elena Rybakina 2,471 (60) 10 2,421
16 18   Markéta Vondroušová 2,307 215 10 2,102
17 19   Alison Riske 2,256 10 10 2,256
18 20   Maria Sakkari 2,130 10 10 2,130
19 22   Anett Kontaveit 2,010 120 10 1,900
20 23   Elise Mertens 1,950 65 10 1,895
21 24   Donna Vekić 1,880 10 10 1,880
22 25   Dayana Yastremska 1,835 10 10 1,835
23 26   Karolína Muchová 1,813 (1) 10 1,822
24 27   Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,775 65 10 1,720
25 28   Amanda Anisimova 1,717 35 10 1,692
26 29   Wang Qiang 1,706 120 10 1,596
27 30   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,540 10 10 1,540
28 31   Barbora Strýcová 1,530 35 10 1,505
29 32   Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,527 (1) 10 1,536
30 33   Yulia Putintseva 1,525 35 10 1,500
31 34   Zheng Saisai 1,510 10 10 1,510
32 35   Zhang Shuai 1,475 35 10 1,450

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019. Accordingly, points from her 16th best result are deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points would have been Reason
2   Simona Halep 6,076 120 5,956 Right foot injury
6   Bianca Andreescu 4,555 1,000 3,555 Left knee injury
21   Angelique Kerber 2,040 650 1,390 Left leg injury

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

  • Qualifying not played following its cancellation

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament

WTA doubles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
  TPE Hsieh Su-wei   CZE Barbora Strýcová 3 1
  HUN Tímea Babos   FRA Kristina Mladenovic 7 2
  BEL Elise Mertens   BLR Aryna Sabalenka 11 3
  CZE Barbora Krejčíková   CZE Kateřina Siniaková 17 4
  CAN Gabriela Dabrowski   LAT Jeļena Ostapenko 24 5
  TPE Chan Hao-ching   TPE Latisha Chan 28 6
  USA Nicole Melichar   CHN Xu Yifan 29 7
  CZE Květa Peschke   NED Demi Schuurs 35 8
  • 1 Rankings as of March 2, 2020.

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Other tennis events affected included the Nur-Sultan Challenger and Potchefstroom Open, were all in part of the ATP Challenger Tour, and several ITF tennis matches.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS". bnpparibasopen.com. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Canceled Because of coronavirus pandemic". nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ "BNP Paribas Open Overview". atptour.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2019. 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.
  8. ^ "Ball Kids to Wear Gloves, not Touch Towels at Indian Wells". NBC Sports. March 7, 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  9. ^ "ATP tour suspended for six weeks due to coronavirus". The Guardian. March 12, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2021.

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