Aussie Swing to Continue Post the Conclusion of Australian Open 2021

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January 7, 2021 6:45 pm

The excitement for the Australian Open 2021 is already at its peak. Fans just can’t wait anymore to see their superstars playing at the first Grand Slam of the year, beginning in February. However, the Grand Slam is not the only tournament that Tennis Australian is organizing.

There will already be five tournaments that will be running simultaneously at Melbourne Park before the Australian Open 2021. These include the ATP Cup 2021, two WTA 500 tournaments, and two ATP 250 events. The two WTA 500 tournaments are the Gippsland Trophy and Yarra Valley Classic, while that for men are the Great Ocean Road Open and the Murray River Open.

These are not the only ones, as there is another WTA 500 tournament on schedule after the Grand Slam in Australia. To ease the load on Melbourne Park, Brisbane is likely to host the WTA 500 tournament which will be taking place after the Australian Open. The event will begin instantly after the Grand Slam from February 22.

Key players to watch out for in the events surrounding the Australian Open 2021

Nick Kyrgios of Australia looks on during his Men’s Singles fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal. Day eight of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

It’s not like only the youngsters will play at these WTA and ATP events, but many renowned players have also registered their names in them.

The WTA events in Australia will attract about 49 out of the top 50 players. Each event will have a 64-player draw, with the top 32-ranked players to be split across the two weeks. There will be a random draw for the remaining 32 players.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates the second set point against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their Men’s Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

In the ATP events, fans will get to witness Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, and Felix Auger-Aliassime. All these superstars will play at the Murray River Open.

The players arriving in Australia for these events will have to undergo a two-week quarantine. All these players will reside in different Melbourne hotels.

Thus, it’s not just the Australian Open but a number of events that will amaze fans at the beginning of 2021. They are quite excited to watch their favorite players back in action in Australia.

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Anshul Singh

Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. He is a big fan of Roger Federer and is ready to pay anything to watch him play. Before this, he has worked at the 'DU Express' as a writer and an editor. He is an ardent debater and a MUNer as well who has chaired several conferences all over India.

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