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The Indian Wells tennis tournament in California has been called off because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
Organisers of the BNP Paribas Open made the decision to call off the event “due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and the safety of the participants and attendees… This is following the guidance of medical professionals, the Centres for Disease Control, and the State of California.”
Many of the world’s leading players, including men’s world number two Rafael Nadal, had already arrived in California for the event.
Nadal recently shared what his thoughts are on the development regarding the coronavirus scare. He took to twitter to speak up saying the athletes are still in Indian Wells waiting for the next thing to do.
“ So sad for all that is happening around the world with this situation. Hopefully soon solutions from the authorities. Stay all well and safe,” his tweet said.
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.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) March 9, 2020