Australia: schedule changes to help quarantined players


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Australia: schedule changes to help quarantined players

Australian summer calendar updated from complications from player quarantines. In addition, they will be played in Melbourne, from February 3 to 6 and from February 8 to 11, two Open Adapted Tennis.

“The initial week of Australian Open has been renovated to help 72 players who are in quarantine for 14 days to have the best possible preparation and training opportunities “, as communicated from the organization and added:” After an extensive consultation between the players and the Tours, Tennis Australia has designed a new schedule, taking into account the limited time many players have had to prepare. “

Now there will be three events WTA 500, both originally planned from Sunday, January 31 to Saturday, February 6. A third event will be added, for those people who have not been able to train and will take place between Wednesday 3 and Sunday 7 February.

The two events ATP and the ATP Cup will be delayed 24 hours. The two events ATP 250 will begin on Monday, February 1, each with a size greater than 56 in the singles main draw, while the ATP Cup will begin on Tuesday, February 2.

“This has been a particularly challenging time for athletes in strict quarantine and we, along with the WTA and the ATP, we aim to do everything we can to help, “he said Craig tiley, Director of Australian Open He continued: “These changes to the opening events have been made to give the 72 players a little extra time to help them prepare. We will also prioritize them for things like practice sessions, gym and ice baths. “


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