72 tennis stars have touched down in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open. The bad news? They’ve been forced into hotel quarantine after COVID cases were confirmed on three charter flights.
Running a world-class, international sporting competition has come with a myriad of challenges in the coronavirus era, particularly when it comes to Australia’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals.
72 tennis stars competing in the Australian Open next month have touched down in Melbourne and were placed on high alert after COVID infections were reported on three charter flights bringing players into Australia.
This means the players will be unable to leave their rooms, even to train and consult with their coaches should they return a negative test.
Some players have taken a creative approach to making the best of a bad situation, like hitting balls against the walls and windows of their hotel rooms, and others, like British player Heather Watson, are managing a 5km jog up and down the length of their room.
Yes, indeed you can workout anywhere.
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There has been some confusion, however, with some players complaining they