BNP Paribas Open grows males’s occasion to 2 weeks

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The BNP Paribas Open that includes the lads’s and girls’s mixed tennis excursions will develop the lads’s occasion from one week to 2 when it returns in October after a 2 1/2-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The occasion will likely be performed Oct. 4-17 on the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard.

The primary-ever fall version of the match was already scheduled to incorporate a 96-player singles draw and 32-team doubles draw for the ladies, and now the lads’s occasion may have fields the identical measurement.

When the autumn date was first introduced in July, the lads’s occasion was restricted to a 56-player singles draw and 28-team doubles draw.

The match would require all followers, employees, sponsors and distributors to be absolutely vaccinated to realize entry.

Relying on COVID-19 circumstances on the time of the match, further testing in addition to masks mandates in sure seating areas could also be required by the Riverside County well being division and state of California. The gamers will comply with protocols set by the ATP and WTA excursions.

The match is ready to return to its typical March spot on the calendar in 2022.

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