Australian Open 2022 new health protocols



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Australian Open 2022 new health protocols

About three months before the end of tennis 2021, it is already time to think about the next season and therefore about the Australian Open 2022. The last edition of the Australian Grand Slam was won by Novak Djokovic, who clearly defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final despite physical problems.

The Serbian champion gave birth to his fantastic year in Melbourne; a year that could still give him great emotion. The Belgrade will have the chance to complete the Grand Slam at the US Open, but he will have to be good at managing all the pressure that a goal of this caliber can entail.

Returning to the initial premise of the article, it is easy to understand that the organization of major tournaments must be planned in the best possible way and be ahead of the times. The situation compared to the beginning of 2021 does not seem to have changed in Australia: the vaccination campaign is proceeding slowly and the government continues to use the lockdown tool to extinguish the new outbreaks as quickly as possible.

Australian Open 2022: are we heading towards a new bubble? Precisely for this reason, the director of the Australian Open Craig Tiley would be thinking of a biosecurity bubble, or a bubble that would allow athletes to serve the period of isolation living a situation of 'normality' and coming into contact only with the others.

people present in the same environment. Players would enjoy more freedom with this system, considering last February they could only move from the hotel room to the fields and leave their room for five hours a day. Tiley has in fact specified that the quarantine in the hotel is no longer one of the options on the table.

"There is still a long way to go at the start of the tournament, but right now our intention is to create a two-week bubble in which players will be able to move freely between their hotel and the courts," Tiley explained in the collected words by Sky Sports.

He added: "They will be protected and made safe even with respect to the outside community itself. After those two weeks they will be able to go out and play the Australian Open with the public in the stands. We are working with the government and health authorities to establish the total number of spectators for the 'amount of people who will be in the stands refers."