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women's side, the young star Zheng Qinwen continues to have physical problems at the beginning of the season, having withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship two weeks ago, and is joined by the absence of the former world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.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