The organizers of the Australian Open said on Friday that despite a nothing has yet been decided on the quarantine for players coming to the Grand Slam in local media reports that competitors are able to stand up isolate yourself.
Age reported that the men’s association ATP has told players that they will be allowed to train during their 14-day quarantine period before the Australian Open.
A tennis Australia spokesman told Reuters that organizers are still awaiting approval from the Victoria state government to learn all the details about the first Grand Slam of the year, including information on how to practice during quarantine.
The organizers have had long discussions with the authorities about the COVID-19 protocols to be set for those arriving in Australia ahead of the Melbourne Park tournament, which is due to take place from January. 18-31.
State officials confirmed Wednesday that the Melbourne Park tournament would take place, although it would likely take place a week or two after the scheduled start date and players would have to be quarantined.
Novak Djokovic, the number one man, recently called on authorities to ensure that players are allowed to train during the quarantine, while Russian Daniil Medvedev said it was « dangerous » to stay in a hotel room for two weeks to stay and then go straight to a hotel room Grand Slam.
Melbourne closed 28 days after the last locally acquired case of novel coronavirus infection on Friday.
Due to border restrictions between states and varying quarantine requirements from local governments across the country, TA plans to relocate all build-up tournaments for the Grand Slam to Victoria.
The report said that the ATP Cup, the 24-nation men’s event that debuted as a Grand Slam voting in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney earlier this year, would be canceled in 2021, despite others ATP and WTA preparatory events taking place would go on.
ATP had no comment on the report, but the governing body is expected to release the 2021 calendar in early December.
TA said a decision on the ATP Cup has not yet been made and organizers will not be able to finalize the details of the Australian Open prep tournaments until the dates and quarantine details are finalized.
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