The Indian Masters’ prestigious Masters 1000 tennis tournament has been delayed due to fears of new coronoviruses (Kovid-19) to be held in California in March, organizers said on Tuesday.
This will be the second year in a row that the ATP (Professional Tennis Association) and WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) hard court competition, often referred to as the “fifth big one” due to four Grand Slam tournaments, will be affected by the virus – canceling the 2020 edition has gone.
The tournament organizers said in a statement, “The tournament is working closely with ATP and WTA as well as title sponsor, BNP Paribas.” Details will be released in the near future, with plans finalized. “
The event, which was scheduled for March 8–21, 2021, attracted the largest athletes in the sport for their women’s and men’s braces, and in 2019 received a record audience of 475,000 fans in its two weeks .
The 2020 edition was the first major professional sporting event in the United States to be canceled as a result of the new coronovirus epidemic on the eve of its scheduled run.
The men’s union ATP also announced the postponement of Indian Wells next year, but said all subsequent sections of the 2021 calendar have been retained for now, including the spring soil season in the Northern Hemisphere.
* Frank Pingu in Toronto (Canada), Rohit Nair in Bengaluru (India) and Rory Carroll in Los Angeles (United States)