Indian Wells tennis

Indian Wells postponed but ATP release packed schedule for start of 2021

Indian Wells have postponed their 2021 edition, although there will be no shortage of tennis in the early part of the year.

The event is usually held in early March, but it was the first tournament to fall victim to the coronavirus earlier this year when they cancelled on the eve of the tournament.

There were hopes it could go ahead as normal in 2021, but with Covid continuing to wreak havoc in California, it will look to reschedule for later in the year.

“The BNP Paribas Open will not be held March 8-21, 2021 as originally scheduled,” officials at Indian Wells said in a statement.

“The tournament is proactively working with the ATP and WTA Tours as well as title sponsor BNP Paribas to confirm dates later in the year to hold the event. Details will be released in the near future as plans are finalised.

“This decision was made after thorough consultation with state and local health authorities and tournament owner Larry Ellison.”

Updated ATP Calendar:

20-28 February 2021: Cordoba Open (ATP 250)
21-28 February 2021: Open Sud de France Montpellier (ATP 250)
27 February-7 March 2021: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam (ATP 500)
27 February-7 March 2021: Argentina Open Buenos Aires (ATP 500)
6-13 March 2021: Qatar Exxonmobil Open (ATP 250)
7-14 March 2021: Open 13 Provence, Marseille (ATP 250)
13-20 March 2021: Abierto Mexicano Teicel Acapulco (ATP 500)
13-20 March 2021: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (ATP 500)22 March-4 April 2021: Miami Open (ATP Masters 1000)

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.