What was an open secret was confirmed: the start of the tennis season in 2021 will be played in a single city, Melbourne. Both tournaments Sydney, Adelaide, the ATP Cup and of course the Australian Open, will be played in that city.
The idea of the organization is that the players do not have to travel from city to city with the risk of spreading infections in the country and that this affects them at the beginning of the year.
In principle, tennis players must perform quarantine for 14 days with a strict protocol and in a complex where they will provide all the facilities to carry out their training.
The tournament Doha, Qatar, which is also disputed on those dates, would happen to the week prior to Dubai ATP 500. In any case, the decision and the official calendar will be updated once the ATP Finals London.