Indian Wells Masters Delayed, The Rankings Changed By Covid-19?

The Covid-19 pandemic has just halted this year’s Indian Wells Masters. This has inadvertently benefited Djokovic and Federer, while Nadal and Thiem suffered.

Postpone Indian Wells Masters because of Covid-19

Like football or many other sports, tennis has been severely damaged by the acute respiratory infection pandemic caused by the new strain of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

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It is also because of the fear that this deadly pandemic is spreading on a global scale that recently, the organizer of Indian Wells Masters 2020 has decided to postpone the tournament. It is likely that the first ATP Masters 1000 of this season will be canceled instead of being held off when the original schedule of 2020 is full.

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Nadal has yet to overtake Djokovic's No. 1 in the world
Nadal has yet to overtake Djokovic’s No. 1 in the world

The delay of the Indian Wells Masters left many of the major players severely affected by failing to protect the points they accumulated at this tournament last year.

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic “hold their breath”: The rankings change because of Covid-19?

Of the top 5 male players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev lost only 45 points because last year they were only to the third round. Rafael Nadal will be deducted 360 points because Indian Wells Masters 2019 once won tickets. In the semifinals, Roger Federer will lose 600 points due to last year’s final, but the biggest loss will go to Dominic Thiem when the champion of this tournament is deducted 1000 points because last year was crowned with a 3- victory. 6, 6-3, 7-5 before Federer himself.

Last year, Djokovic was defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber with a score of 2 and 4-6 in the third round of Indian Wells Masters. However, the deduction of only 45 points this year will help the Serbian star maintain the position of the world’s No. 1 male tennis player for at least another 3 weeks. Therefore, Djokovic will increase his record to keep the top of his ATP rankings to 284 weeks.

However, this could be bad news for the owner of 17 Grand Slam titles as he is still heading to the unbeaten 2020 season. If the Indian Wells Masters 2020 were not postponed and Djokovic won this tournament, he could have earned an additional 955 points to his score on the ATP Rankings, and would widen the score gap further than his opponent Nadal. The biggest one is taking the lead. New Nole points after the 2020 Indian Wells Masters delays will be reduced slightly from 10,220 to 10,175.

Meanwhile, Nadal has yet to win a fourth championship at Indian Wells. Last year, his right knee injury caused him to give up right before the “Super classic tennis” match with rival Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP Masters 1000. This year, Nadal will lose 360 ​​points and the new score of “Gaur” will decrease from 9,850 to 9,490.

The reigning runner, Indian Wells Masters – Federer, although recovering from a right knee injury (expected to recover in June this year) and will be deducted up to 600 points on the ATP rankings, The 38-year-old Swiss still retains his position in the world No. 4. The number of “Express trains” will be reduced from 6,630 to 6,030.

The reigning Indian Wells Masters – Dominic Thiem will not stand a chance to defend the 1,000 points it won last year. This caused the Austrian player to suffer a great loss when his cumulative ATP score dropped from 7,045 to 6,045. That means from a place of 415 points ahead of Federer, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thiem will soon be only 45 points ahead of the “Express Train”.

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Postponed the Indian Wells Masters 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic caused defending champion Thiem to be significantly shortened by Federer by the score gap on the ATP rankings
Postponed the Indian Wells Masters 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic caused defending champion Thiem to be significantly shortened by Federer by the score gap on the ATP rankings

Daniil Medvedev – The fifth-ranked player in the world will not be able to take advantage of the opportunity to take over Federer’s fourth place on the occasion. After the 2020 Indian Well Masters, Russian players will have their points reduced from 5,890 to 5,845.

* New score for top 5 world players after Indian Wells Masters was postponed:

New order on the ATP chartPlayerNew score
1Novak Djokovic10,175
2Rafael Nadal9,490
3Dominic Thiem 6,045
4Roger Federer6,030
5Daniil Medvedev5,845

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