These players are set to miss the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, including Djokovic, Nadal, Kyrgios, Qinwen Zheng, and Kontaveit.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the main absentees from the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, but several other important players will also be missing from both the men's and women's draws.

The BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells is one of the tournaments that no player wants to miss. Not only because it has one of the highest prize money payouts, but also because it is one of the tournaments with the greatest tradition in the world of tennis.

Unfortunately, several tennis players had to withdraw from the tournament before it began. The most significant case is Novak Djokovic, currently world No. 1 and five-time champion of Indian Wells, who was denied entry to the United States again and will also be unable to play in the Miami Masters in two weeks. The other most important absence in men's play is Rafael Nadal, who is still recovering from his injury and is expected to return for the clay-court tournaments.

Joining them are players who could have had good chances of performing well, such as Nick Kyrgios, Marin Cilic, and Sebastian Korda.

On the women's side, the young star Zheng Qinwen continues to have physical problems at the beginning of the season, having withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship two weeks ago, and is joined by the absence of the former world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.

The qualifying rounds will be played on March 6th and 7th, while the main draw will begin on Wednesday, March 8th. These are the players who are missing from the tournament:


Name Rk ER
Zheng Qinwen 24 29
Ana Bogdan 57 72
Anett Kontaveit 61 18
Jaqueline Cristian 266 65
Patricia Maria Tig 694 65


Name Rk ER
Novak Djokovic 1 1
Rafael Nadal 8 6
Nick Kyrgios 19 20
Marin Cilic 21 21
Sebastian Korda 26 26
David Goffin 40 40
Benjamin Bonzi 45 42
Jenson Brooksby 48 36
Corentin Moutet 65 64
Soonwoo Kwon 68 60
Reilly Opelka 107 44
Kyle Edmund 545 48

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