The cancellation of Indian Wells because of the spread of the Coronavirus sent shockwaves all over the tennis community that remained petrified and uncertain about the immediate future of the sport. However, it seems that the various organizations are getting used to the idea of finding new (and creative) solutions as the show must go on.
The ATP Chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, confirmed that all events remain scheduled and that they will find new ways to perform complying with the local authorities. That means that it is becoming more and more plausible that in the next few weeks or months were are going to see some events played behind closed doors.
Behind closed doors
The Spanish Tennis Federation released a communicate stating that the clubs and organizers, and all tennis tournaments planned in the near future to be played without public until further notice. The aim is to prioritize the health and safety of all participants.
The RFET will inform promptly about the evolution of the measures adopted by the Government in relation to sports activity in Spain in the coming days.
This communication is rather encouraging as it’s clear that there is no intention of stopping the events following the Indian Wells event also because a tennis match is more “controllable” than other sporting events.
This is particularly good news for Rafael Nadal that is the hot favorite to win the tournaments in Barcelona and Madrid
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.2, Nadal played his last match on the 29th of February when he beat Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final in Acapulco to win his 85th career title.
At the moment, this season Rafael has a 13-3 win-loss record. Nadal has won 1 title in Acapulco.
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