Australian Open Considering Options for Quarantine, Including Bubble

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Tennis Australia is considering a few different protocols for the 2022 Australian Open, including an “open bubble,” which would allow players to train and compete without having to stay sequestered in a hotel room. Earlier this week, The Age of Australia reported that the Australian government is leaning heavily toward requiring all players to be […] READ MORE


Australian Open Preparation Events Postponed After Positive COVID-19 Test

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All play at Melbourne Park scheduled for Thursday February 4th has been suspended. An employee at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, one of the hotels in Melbourne providing quarantine to professional tennis players, has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that play for the six tournaments below cannot take place until further notice. The ATP Cup. […] READ MORE


How To Make the Australian Open Quarantine More Fair

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As Tennis Australia considers a plea from Novak Djokovic for better treatment of Australian Open players in hard quarantine, the “Happy Slam” needs a happy medium. The Australian public, with a sterling track record managing the pandemic, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams–to have the ability to train leading up to the Australian Open when others […] READ MORE


The Australian Open: Embarrassing, Stupid, and Unfair

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By now I’m sure you know the situation in Australia due to COVID: If you don’t live there you can’t visit unless you have citizenship; if your parents or kids are there and you haven’t seen them for God knows how long you still can’t enter. Even if you have citizenship and are re-entering the […] READ MORE