Things are escalating fast in tennis after the ATP1000 in Indian Wells was canceled because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the area. This episode could be the first of many as it is also expected that the following Miami Open won’t take place as well. However, the situation is completely uncertain and there are also speculations that the clay-court season will be at risk. The first sign was that the ATP500 in Barcelona suspended their official presentation because of the Coronavirus and it’s not clear if the event will take place.
The event is expected to be played on the 20th of April. Thiem would be the defending Champion while Nadal will try to win it for the 12th time. Hoping they will play.
If needed, translated to english:
Barcelona ATP 500 just suspended their presentation tomorrow cause of Coronavirus. They still want to hold the tournament but for that, we must wait next coming weeks. They have highlighted that health (players and fans) comes first. https://t.co/9re8knB4xd
— José Morón (@jmgmoron) March 9, 2020