“Will Get Everyone to Melbourne”: Australian Open 2021 Organizer Reveals Traveling Arrangements for Players

Published 01/05/2021, 6:49 AM EST
A general view inside Rod Laver Arena at sunset during the Men’s Singles Final match betwen Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 14 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


The 2021 tennis season is beginning soon and fans are looking forward to the first Grand Slam of the year – the Australian Open. Unfortunately, this edition of the event has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Players are having many concerns, and one of the biggest ones is regarding travel. This is why the CEO of Tennis Australia provided an update in a recent tweet. He said:

“There are a lot of pieces to this logistical puzzle and the last few are being finalised right now. We will have as many as 18 planes and each will be limited to 20% capacity to ensure the flights are as safe as possible for everyone. We appreciate your patience and are conscious that time timelines are very tight, We are doing our utmost to get the flight details to the entire playing group as soon as possible. Thank you for bearing with us, we will get everyone to Melbourne.”

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 14. An Australian Open flag is seen with the city shrouded in smoke in the background. it was ahead of the 2020 Australian Open. It was at Melbourne Park. It was on January 14, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Australian Open 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Australian Open badly. Due to quarantine rules, it became impossible to host the qualifiers in Melbourne, and hence, they had to be moved to Qatar. In addition to that, the event was postponed from January 18 to February 8.

Despite such changes, there are still many questions that players have over the event taking place. However, the organizers will soon answer them, just like they did with travel arrangements.

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After many problems initially, things are looking good for the Melbourne Slam. Through the travel arrangements provided by the organizers, players will travel to Australia at the end of this month.

They will first play some warm-up events like the ATP Cup, and then they will battle it out for one of the biggest titles in the sport. Who do you think will win down under?

 

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