Organisers dismiss Australian Open delay ‘hypothesis’ | Tennis Information

MELBOURNE: Tennis Australia (TA) dismissed on Saturday media reviews claiming the beginning of the Australian Open is ready to be pushed again from January to February or March subsequent yr as a consequence of COVID-19 protocols within the nation.
The Herald Solar newspaper reported the yr’s first Grand Slam risked being deferred even because the organisers focus on quarantine preparations with the Victoria state authorities.
“It is pure hypothesis,” a TA spokesperson mentioned.
“Earlier within the week we… (mentioned) how we proceed to work carefully with the Victorian authorities and we are going to replace with extra data as quickly as potential, and there‚Äôs no replace from that in the mean time.”
The report quoted Victoria premier Daniel Andrews as saying he was “very assured” of internet hosting the Grand Slam however the precise timing and preparations “are usually not settled but”.
The TA had deliberate for gamers and their entourages to reach in Victoria in mid-December to have time to undertake a compulsory two-week quarantine interval earlier than competing in Melbourne in January.

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