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Organisers dismiss Australian Open delay ‘speculation’

Tennis Australia (TA) dismissed on Saturday media experiences claiming the beginning of the Australian Open is ready to be pushed again from January to February or March subsequent yr resulting from Covid-19 protocols within the nation.

The Herald Solar newspaper reported the yr’s first Grand Slam risked being deferred even because the organisers talk about quarantine preparations with the Victoria state authorities.

“It’s pure hypothesis,” a TA spokesperson mentioned.

“Earlier within the week we… (mentioned) how we proceed to work carefully with the Victorian authorities and we’ll replace with extra info as quickly as doable, and there’s no replace from that in the meanwhile.”

The report quoted Victoria premier Daniel Andrews as saying he was “very assured” of internet hosting the Grand Slam however the precise timing and preparations “should not settled but”.

The TA had deliberate for gamers and their entourages to reach in Victoria in mid-December to have time to undertake a compulsory two-week quarantine interval earlier than competing in Melbourne in January.

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