What is Rafael Nadal's scary defeat against Novak Djokovic? Probably the final of the Australian Open 2019, when Novak Djokovic, beating the Spaniard, surpassed the titles of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson in Melbourne, becoming the record holder of the tournament.
That final never had history. For the Spaniard it was the first defeat by three sets to zero in the final of a Grand Slam, the heaviest in terms of points against Djokovic in a best of five sets match. The 2021 Australian Open will start 8th February.
After the complicated 2020 tennis season, it seems that 2021 will also be no less. In the past few hours, cases of positivity to the COVID-19 virus have been found on two flights to Melbourne, one from Abu Dhabi and the other from Los Angeles.
A little while ago, news came of a third flight now in isolation in Melbourne: it is the QR7485 directed from Doha in Australia, on which a new case of Coronavirus positivity has just been recorded. On the plane, mainly players who had taken part in the Australian Open qualifiers in recent days, including Frenchman Alexandre Muller.