Jamie Murray Reacts to Indian Wells Cancelation


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Jamie Murray Reacts to Indian Wells Cancelation

With the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells being canceled on account of the outbreak of the coronavirus, former World No. 1 doubles player Jamie Murray, of Great Britain, posted his reaction to the cancelation on Twitter. Murray commented, "Doesn’t bode well for the tour if IW cancelled for 1 confirmed case in Coachella Valley.

Broward county (Miami Open home) has more confirmed cases. Monte Carlo borders northern Italy currently in lockdown. Rome Masters? French Open? Wimbledon?!!!" Tournament Director Tommy Haas, a former World No. 2, has said that while they are open to hosting the event on a later date, with the tennis calendar being crowded as it is, that seems an unlikely option.

Besides loss of revenue to the community and the organizers, there will also be a big impact on the earnings of players, tournament officials and others affected by the cancelation of the event. Murray's probably reflects the reaction of most of the players on the tour right now.

Although there has been no official comment yet, many expect that the Miami Open will also be affected by the current outbreak. With Italy being one of the most affected countries, the European clay court events could also come under the scanner.