The boss Australian Open Round, Craig Time, on Sunday promised that the Grand Slam tournament would start as planned next month, while acknowledging that “this is not a good situation”.
47 players are locked in their hotel rooms.
“We always knew there would be a significant risk of this epidemic, and you would never know,” Daily told Channel Nine. “But we will do everything we can to ensure that the Australian Open continues as planned and that there is a somewhat acceptable solution for players who are not in good conditions.”
He said he was doing his best to ensure that the players involved had training equipment in their room. But he acknowledged that it would be difficult for them to prepare for the week of trials before starting in Melbourne on January 31. When asked if the 47 players would miss these events, he replied: “They were not rejected”. “At this point, it is obvious that they will not have any products on the court. But we are going to fix it and we are going to work with every player to see the best,” he said.
When three passengers checked in favor of Covit-19 on Saturday, two of the 17 planes took the crew and their entourage to Melbourne and Adelaide. A fourth person, a TV crew member from Los Angeles, tested positive on Sunday.
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No player is worried, but one of the cases is Sylvain Bruno, the coach of Bianca Andrescu, the 7th player in the world. Everyone on board is treated as a contact case and therefore placed in strict isolation for 14 days. So far 47 players have been released from the five-hour daily training session ahead of the tournament, which starts on February 8.
Victims include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishigori and Angelique Gerber, which could have a devastating effect on their production.
Some players have already broken the isolation rules by opening the bedroom doors. They face fines of up to AU $ 20,000 (US $ 15,300), and again the offenders will be parked outside their doorstep with a police officer for another hotel, the Covit-19 isolation commissioner warned. ‘Victoria State, Emma Casser.
He quoted one player as saying, “He opened his door to try to talk to his training partner in the hallway.” Kasar said.
Several players, including Sorna Cirstea and Belinda Bencic, have complained of not being able to train, with some saying they were unaware that there was total loneliness if they tested positive.
“If they had told us about this fate, I would not have played in Australia,” Romanian Sorana Cyrstia posted on Twitter.
Mr Tyley said the players were aware of the dangers: “We were very clear from the beginning, that’s why we grouped the players, there was always the risk that someone would have to be positive and pass. 14 days in isolation.”
The Australian Open had suffered earlier due to the seizure of the injured Roger Federer, while World No. 16 Madison Keys and three-time tournament winner Andy Murray both tested positive before exiting, so did not do so. Landed on flights to Australia.