The show of the 2022 Indian Wells ATP Master 1000 will begin on Monday 7 March, the first ATP tournament of this category in the calendar of the 2022 season of the Tour. The BNP Paribas Open proved to be an event full of surprises: four non-top-tier tennis players reached the semifinals and in the end British Cameron Norrie took advantage of the opportunity and took home the title, as well as the points needed to get the second place from reserve to the Nitto Atp Finals (participating due to the injury of Stefanos Tsitsipas).
Novak Djokovic is currently registered, although at this moment he does not have permission to enter Florida to play, therefore remaining at the window waiting for further news. Matteo Berrettini is also present at the moment, struggling with a new physical problem.
Novak Djokovic's 2022 didn't start in the best way. The world number 2 was unable to defend the title at the Australian Open due to the well-known vaccination issue, which also caused him serious damage to his image.
The Serbian veteran made his season debut in Dubai last week, but his run was cut short in the quarterfinals at the hands of revived Jiri Vesely. This defeat cost Nole the first place in the ATP ranking in favor of the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who reached the semifinal in Acapulco.
It is unclear when Djokovic will be able to return to the pitch given recent news from the United States and France. If there is no relaxation of restrictions in the coming months, the 34-year-old from Belgrade risks seeing his year jeopardized.
The entry list
The organizers have released the list of those currently registered for the competition: Novak Djokovic
Pablo Carreno Busta
Roberto Bautista Agut
Alex De Minaur
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Botic van de Zandschulp
Borna Coric PR
Pablo Cuevas PR
Aljaz Bedene PR