Australian Grand Slam in the Midst of a Pandemic

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has continued the support of multiple tournaments since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020. 

In February 2021, the Australian Open is set to begin. It is a tournament of high profile with the top tennis players competing to perform at their best on one of the biggest stages of international sports.

As the players started to arrive in Australia for the tournament there were a few positive tests on the flights into the city. This revelation has forced the players on those flights to quarantine for up to 14 days. The players therefore have resorted to using their rooms as tennis courts to practice for the upcoming championships.

The 14-day quarantine has prevented the players from training on the courts, leaving them no choice but to train in their hotel rooms. This is has left them disgruntled with some also complaining about other service issues.  Despite, the dissatisfaction, they should still be grateful for the opportunity to participate in the tournament. The least they can do is adhere to the government regulations which are designed to protect them.

Fans are still anxious to know who will walk away with the Grand Slam title in the 2021 Australian Open. Will it be one of the top 3 males: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem, or will a new star be born?  Let us wait patiently to see the results as the tournament stage is prepared for the fiery action expected from the world’s best.

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