The Australian Open organization will simply let players with corona participate

CEO Craig Tiley — ©  REUTERS

Tennis players who test positive for the corona virus during the Australian Open will be allowed to play. Tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed this on Monday.


Tiley told local media that players do not have to report a positive corona test and can complete their match normally, as long as they feel physically able to do so. “We have delivered the message clearly to our players, as well as to our 12,000 employees. We do ask that you stay home if someone is not feeling well.” The tournament boss added that “just like in cricket, there will probably be players who have covid.”

In Australia, the corona restrictions have been almost completely lifted. Last year, travelers still had to provide proof of vaccination to enter the country. That condition cost Novak Djokovic his participation in the first grand slam tournament of the year. The Serbian can soon make a shot at a tenth title ‘down under’. It would tie him with record holder Rafael Nadal with a 22nd grand slam crown. With a tournament win in Adelaide on Sunday, Djokovic already proved to be ready.

It was also announced on Monday that Djokovic will play a match for charity against local hero Nick Kyrgios on Friday at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The proceeds will be donated to a fund of the Australian Tennis Association.

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