Tennis Australia (TA) dismissed on Saturday media stories claiming the beginning of the Australian Open is about to be pushed again from January to February or March subsequent 12 months on account of Covid-19 protocols within the nation.
The Herald Solar newspaper reported the 12 months’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 stated.
“Earlier within the week we… (stated) how we proceed to work carefully with the Victorian authorities and we are going to replace with extra data as quickly as doable, and there’s no replace from that for the time being.”
The report quoted Victoria premier Daniel Andrews as saying he was “very assured” of internet hosting the Grand Slam however the actual timing and preparations “usually are 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.