The abandoned tennis calendar of 2020 has faced many new changes. With the move from the Cincinnati Open to Flushing Meadows, tournaments going behind closed doors with COVID-19 measures, and events slashing their prices, tennis has seen ends in 2020.
With the season ending in a few days, organizers are gearing up for the 2021 season. For tennis players and fans alike, January is synonymous with the Pacific Island nation of Australia.
All professionals and their teams are used to traveling to Australia during the month of January. However, in 2021, despite all travel restrictions and normal new conventions, Tennis Australia will be hosting all tennis events in the Victorian capital, Melbourne.
Therefore, avoiding the gigantic tours in Australia, all players will be quarantined for two weeks in the bubble located in the tennis capital of the world in January.
Planning Australian tennis events
Typically, in January the ATP Cup, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart International, the ASB Classic and the Australian Open are all held in Oceania. And this year, under the cover of the pandemic, all events will be moved to the city of Melbourne, home to the prestigious Aussie Slam.
However, in 2021, the Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart tournaments will not be held. In addition, the concrete plan and timetable for all events have not yet been released.
The Australian government will personally invite tennis players for a period of 5 weeks to visit the island country. This invitation would help them get to Australia without any problem.
“We fully accept that anyone coming from abroad should have two weeks in quarantine. What we’re trying to come to an agreement on is to set up a quarantine environment. There, they can train and go between the hotel and the courts during these two weeks ”. said Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia.
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