Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the possibility of tournaments being organized in Australia in 2021 after the Major that is disputed in that country until mid-February in order for players to avoid constant air travel.
Craig tiley, director of Tennis Australia, stated the intention of the association of extend the tennis season on the oceanic continent. The South African executive said that there are already plans to organize the tour of Australia until 2022, since in his opinion tennis won’t be played in the same way again until at least 2023.
Usually after the big tournament that takes place in Oceania, players continue to play in America, although Tiley claimed the existence of talks with the ATP and WTA regarding the possibility of altering the calendar. “We are talking about the possibility of having a couple of tournaments after the Australian Open. It is an open conversation. I am one of those who think that we will have problems to travel freely and that there will be mandatory quarantines in February and March next year, “said the manager.