In Italy the Coronavirus situation has exploded completely and now the first plagues of this problem are beginning to spread also in the USA. The death of a man led to the cancellation of the Indian Wells tournament and the situation in the area surrounding the site of this American Masters 1000 seems to be worsening day after day.
In fact, it was reported that a few hours ago three new cases of Coronavirus were detected in the Coachella Valley, located near the Indian Wells tournament venue. Some schools have been closed and the authorities remain very careful about the evolution of this virus.
The spread is certainly giving reason to the organizers of Indian Wells and their decision to cancel the event. The Miami Open will be played, at least for the moment. This is a summary of the position of the organizers of the second Masters 1000 of the season, starting from next March 25th in Florida.
After the cancellation of Indian Wells due to the coronavirus emergency, tennis tries to clarify the next appointments. “You probably all heard the news. Indian Wells cancelled. 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. Stay all well and safe,” Rafael Nadal wrote on Twitter after the communication of the organizers. At the Australian Open, the 19-time Grand Slam champion defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets. Afterwards, Nadal went on to win his third Mexican Open title, defeating Taylor Fritz in straights sets in the final.