The Australian Open 2021 is going to be played in February. We have to wait only the official confirmation from the Australian Open and the government of Victoria. The tournament should be played from 8 February 2021, according by L'Equipe.We are now used to living with a new normal.
Absolutely valid speech also for the tennis world, which between August and November managed at least to group two Grand Slams, two ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals. That is why after the speculations of the last few weeks, and the specter of cancellation, more than positive information can be drawn from Craig Tiley's note.
The CEO of Tennis Australia has in fact spoken of details to be defined in view of the Slam downunder that almost certainly will not be played on the dates originally scheduled (18-31 January). "Obviously we are also in constant contact with the ATP, WTA, players and their teams to evaluate how a safe training program can be reconciled with the quarantine conditions proposed by the local government," he explained very clearly.
Australian Open 2021 in February
Given the fifteen days of quarantine imposed by the government on all players (and the possibility of landing in Australia, presumably, only on Friday 8 January) it is very likely that the first Grand Slam of the season will postpone at least to February.
Probably the 8 of the second month of the season could be a day in which the organizers could think about a start. "Understandably, there is public speculation about the various plans and protocols that are being considered, as well as the confidential conversations that have been made, but our position remains clear: every aspect and decision requires the agreement and approval of the Victorian government.
before it can be confirmed. The protection and safety of the community remains crucial in the ongoing discussion. Our team continues to work to stage a fantastic and safe Australian Open 2021 for players, spectators, partners and event staff.
We look forward to being able to announce more details, including ticket sales, very soon," finally reads the note, the second official, signed by the CEO of Tennis Australia. From what emerged from the negotiations between Tennis Australia and the health authorities, the possibility for players to rent private houses at their expense will not be allowed.
Logistics in Melbourne will therefore be concentrated only in the locations identified by the organization and any movement of the players and their staff will take place in the absence of contacts with external parties. Crown Promenade of Southbank could be chosen as the bubble.