Rafael Nadal and many others took to social media to share their thoughts on the BNP Paribas Open's decision to cancel the 2020 edition. Rafael Nadal was hoping to keep the momentum going in 2020 after claiming the Acapulco title, but the three-time BNP Paribas Open champion is hopeful that his season will resume relatively soon.
The Spaniard took to Twitter to express his mood on Sunday from Indian Wells, saying he was sad but that he hoped that there would be solutions coming soon from the authorities.
“So sad for all that is happening around the world with this situation,” Nadal said on Twitter. “Hopefully soon solutions from the authorities. Stay all well and safe.”
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
The decision to cancel the 2020 BNP Paribas Open at the last second on Sunday left players scrambling and contemplating the financial costs and ranking costs, as well as the ongoing difficulty of the Coronavirus epidemic which is still growing and causing concern for the global community as a whole, and more specifically, the global sporting community.
Here are some more reactions from the players. There was a mix of frustration, empathy and understanding coming from the members of the tour, with many expressing both empathy about the spread of the virus globally, but frustration that they weren’t kept in the loop by their respective tours.
So sad about this 😭 but as they said priority has to be everyone’s health and safety!! Praying this gets better 🙏🏾 https://t.co/zwgNExu0SJ
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) March 9, 2020
— Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) March 9, 2020
The lack of communication to the players about this whole situation is unbelievable. How is it ok that we are figuring out the hotel/practice situation from twitter? https://t.co/w3RzQBLJtO
— ダニエル太郎/Taro Daniel (@tarodaniel93) March 9, 2020
Whattttttt ?!?!?!? 😳😳😳😱😱😱 https://t.co/OCARjLXO1D
— EdouardRogerVasselin (@ERogerVasselin) March 9, 2020
So sad to hear the news about the postponing of the @BNPPARIBASOPEN . I was so excited to make my debut in IW, but safety is always the no.1 priority. Stay safe 🙏🏾❤️
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) March 9, 2020
— Alison Van Uytvanck (@AlisonVanU) March 9, 2020
Really… 😭 https://t.co/rEbMIBDGGD
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) March 9, 2020
@WTA isnt the least you can do is organizing an emergency meeting with the players????
— Kirsten Flipkens (@FlipperKF) March 9, 2020
They just cancelled @BNPPARIBASOPEN ! Wow! Feel terrible for everyone…. the organizers, the fans, sponsors and the players. This is a crazy situation but it’s better to keep everyone safe.
— Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) March 9, 2020
Estaría bueno que @atptour comunique un poco mejor a los jugadores de una suspensión de semejante torneo cuando estamos todos acá… enterarse por redes sociales o whats app es bastante flojo.
— diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) March 9, 2020
Et qui vient d’arriver à Indian Wells alors que le tournoi est annulé ?😉🤔🤔
— Julien Benneteau (@julienbenneteau) March 9, 2020
Just want to share my thoughts on the @BNPPARIBASOPEN event being canceled. Was there no chance to have the event without the public but then just televised? I feel like they could have included a bit more the players and keeping them up to date about certain possibilities.
— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) March 9, 2020
Doesn’t bode well for the tour if IW cancelled for 1 confirmed case in Coachella Valley. Broward county (Miami Open home) has more confirmed cases. Monte Carlo borders northern Italy currently in lockdown. Rome Masters? French Open? Wimbledon?!!!
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) March 9, 2020