Organisers of the Indian Wells Masters have announced several measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus at this year’s tournament.
The virus has killed more than 3,400 people across the globe with more than 100,000 infected in 94 countries.
As a result, several health and safety measures have been introduced for the Indian Wells event that runs from March 11-22 in California.
Ball boys and ball girls will wear gloves for the duration of the tournament and they will not be required to touch the players’ towels at all.
All players must fetch their own towels and a chair will be placed at the back of the court to make it easier.
Organisers have also confirmed that fans who no longer want to attend the tournament due to the virus can get a refund for this year’s event or a credit for next year.
Other actions include:
Novak Djokovic gives more info on Adria Tour.
Petra Kvitova not keen on majors without fans.
Novak Djokovic “fit and in good shape”.
Basilashvili charged with domestic violence.
Tennis trio features in Nike ad.
NZ Premier League set to start on June 3.
Roger Federer not a fan of behind-closed-doors tournaments.
Dan Evans keen on competing in ‘amazing spectacle’.
Roger Federer taking it easy.
Roland Garros eager to avoid US Open clash.