The "BNP Paribas Open" in Indian Wells and the "Miami Open" in Miami will not take place at this time due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and the safety of the participants and attendees at the event.
Novak and Fabio Fognini missed on a great opportunity to beat doubles specialists Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) and reach finals at the BNP Paribas Open. The Serbian/Italian duo lost a tight contest 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-10 after one hour and 40 minutes of play
Novak and Fabio Fognini beat doubles specialists Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 7-6 (6), 2-6, 10-6 to advance into the last four at the BNP Paribas Open. The Serbian/Italian combination play no.6 seeds Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) for a place in the final
Top seed and five-time former champion kicked off his BNP Paribas Open campaign with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over American qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo. He next faces Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER, ATP #39)
The first ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season will be played from March 7 to March 17 in Indian Wells. In the first event after winning his seventh Australian Open title, the Serbian star will open campaign in R2 against Bjorn Fratangelo (USA, ATP #128)
Nole is no.10 seed and has a first-round BYE. In the first event after medical intervention on his elbow, the Serbian star will open campaign against a qualifier in round two. He has won the BNP Paribas Open on five occasions (2008, 2011 and 2014-16)