DUBBED the ‘Grand Slam of the West’, the Indian Wells Masters is one of the largest events on both the men’s and women’s tours.
Known as the ‘Sunshine Double’ along with the Miami Open that follows it, the California competition is one of the most well-attended tennis tournaments in the world.
Also referred to as the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells is a Masters 1000 event for men and a Premier Mandatory event for women.
When are the Indian Wells Masters?
The Indian Wells Masters take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the city of Indian Wells in Riverside County, California.
The two-week competition was due to kick off on Monday, March 9.
But it has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
This followed after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the nearby Coachella Valley.
Were Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set to play?
Roger Federer had already withdrawn from Indian Wells after undergoing surgery for an ongoing knee injury that will sideline him until June.
The Swiss maestro’s last competitive match was losing to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Australian open at the end of January.
Djokovic was set to challenge for his first Indian Wells title since 2016 with rival Rafael Nadal eyeing another win after his Mexican Open success – prior to the tournament’s cancellation.
How can I watch on TV and online?
The Indian Wells Masters is streamed live on Amazon Prime Video.
You can sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day trial that allows you to watch the Indian Wells action for FREE.