After the arrival of the players to Australia To carry out the corresponding quarantine before the start of the Grand Slam, the organization confirmed two positive cases of coronavirus in one of the aircraft designated for athletes, so those who traveled in it must be quarantined, without practicing, for 14 days .
Craig Tiley, director of the first Grand Slam of the season, broke the silence and referred to this issue: “We always knew that there were such significant risks, with this pandemic you never know. Everyone who traveled to Australia had to complete a negative test 72 hours before leaving. We knew there was a possibility, but it was unfortunate that two people tested positive, “he said first.
At the same time, the manager confirmed that the tournament will begin on February 8, as scheduled, and that they are reviewing the schedules for the affected players: “We are in this situation, we have to deal with it and the Australian Open will go ahead“, he indicated.
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Finally, Tiley spoke about the affected tennis players: “The main thing is to make the situation for isolated tennis players as fair as possible. The main reason we have made them arrive before is to have this margin in case it happens. something like that. We are going to leave material for all the players so that they can exercise correctly in their rooms“, he assured.