Tennis may have to wait a little longer to return to normality after it was reported Indian Wells may be cancelled for a second successive year.
Indian Wells was the first of many tournaments to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus, but tennis managed to get itself back on its feet later in the year.
Optimism is high that the arrival of a vaccine would see an end to disruption, but reports claim Indian Wells are unwilling to wait for developments.
“In 2020 [Indian Wells] cancelled (wisely, courageously) on the eve of the event,” respected journalist Jon Wertheim revealed on Twitter.
In 2020 @BNPPARIBASOPEN cancelled (wisely, courageously) on the eve of the event. Announcement of the 2021 cancellation is, I hear, coming imminently, three months in advance….both tours working to adjust schedule and minimize the impact…
— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) December 6, 2020
“Announcement of the 2021 cancellation is, I hear, coming imminently, three months in advance.
“Both tours working to adjust schedule and minimize the impact.”
“Maybe there’s a postponement play and IW can land-grab some dates later in the year, Pfizer willing.
“[It will] be interesting to see if the Miami Open (in DeSantis Florida; in the same state that will likely host a Super Bowl weeks earlier) follows suit, or breaks serve, as it were.”
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