The men’s tour said the Morocco Open, which was postponed in April, will not take place this year either. At the same time, the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, hit by the coronavirus pandemic, will be held in Southern California from October 4 to 17 this year.
The tournament’s prize money will be $153 million, organizers said. In the men’s draw, 56 players will compete in singles and 28 in doubles. The women’s draw consists of 96 players in singles and 32 players in doubles. Fans must provide proof of full vaccinations to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Players must follow the guidelines of ATP and WTA, the apex bodies of men’s and women’s tennis respectively.
Earlier this competition was organized in the month of March 2019. Dominic Thiem then won the men’s title and Bianca Andreescu won the women’s title. According to the organizers, the two-week tournament will be played next year in March 2022 as scheduled.
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First Published: July 03, 2021, 01:30 IST