Is the Australian Open in doubt?


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Is the Australian Open in doubt?

The Covid-19 continues to haunt many countries in the world. Among them is Australia that, due to restrictions on entering the country from abroad, was forced to suspend the Australian Open for men’s and women’s golf 2021, which was due to start on November 25, and was postponed until next year. But the question is What will happen to the Australian Open?

At the moment there is no news of what may happen. There are more doubts and unknowns that circulate than alleged claims. The last news of the first Grand Slam of the year was a possible mandatory vaccination for those players who want to participate in one of the most important competitions of the season.

It should be remembered that although this tournament has already played under strict health care regulations, the oceanic country is going through a new wave of infections: By July, Melbourne had 3 daily cases of Coronavirus, but in October, this number increased to 2,300 new positives.

Therefore, this mandatory vaccination rule does not look so far-fetched after assimilating the number of infected that there are and that there may be by January.

Another point to pay attention to is the qualy that will be held again in the Middle East, more precisely in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. For that, players who want to enter the Main Draw will have to enter a 14-day quarantine. Although these isolates served for health prevention, they are not entirely beneficial for the physical condition of tennis players.

You also have to see what happens with the other sporting events that are on those dates. Although the Australian Golf Open was postponed to 2022, if the situation continues to worsen, a further postponement or suspension is not ruled out.


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