There is a lot of concern about what’s going on around the tournament, but Tennis Australia has been trying to tone it down in the last few hours that tournament director and TA CEO Craig Tiley said: „There have been some successful tennis players. with a slight viral load. The numbers, which the state of Victoria will provide, are fortunately not high.“
Most athletes have shown their annoyance on social media while others, albeit to a lesser extent, agreed on the strict rules dictated by the organizers. Recently world number one Novak Djokovic wrote a letter to Tennis Australia asking for certain requirements and help for tennis players, a choice much criticized by both the organizers and the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios.
As State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews confirmed this morning: „Everyone knew what the rules were, and there will be no changes, because they are the result of the advice of our public health experts. I know a few players have talked about the rules. Well, what I can say is that they apply to them as well as the rest of the population, they have been warned before they come here. Nobody has special treatment because the virus does not reserve special treatment for anyone. Anyone is free to make requests, but the answer is no.“Who are the 72 players in isolation at the Australian Open?
Here are all the players in isolation who cannot train
Men from Los Angeles: Kei Nishikori, Tennys Sandgren, Marcelo Arevalo, Santiago Gonzalez, Guido Pella, Juan Ignacio Londero, Vasek Pospisil, Artem Sitak, Nicolas Monroe, Pablo Cuevas, Philipp Oswald, Marcus Demoliner, Marcus Daniell.
Men from Doha: Alexandre Muller, Carlos Alcaraz, Aslan Kratsev, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Elias Ymer, Quentin Halys, Kimmer Coppejeans, Michael Mmoh, Tomas Machac, Mario Vilella Martinez, Cedric-Marcel Stebe, Viktor Troicki, Roman Safiullin, Botic Van de Sandschulp, Bernard Tomic, Henri Laaksonen and Maxime Cressy.
Women from Los Angeles: Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, Lauren Davis, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale.
Women from Abu Dhabi: Bianca Andreescu, Angelique Kerber, Anastasia Potapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ons Jabeur, Donna Vekic, Marta Kostyuk, Belinda Bencic, Paula Badosa, Elena Rybakina, Karolina Pliskova, Maria Sakkari, Garbiñe Muguruza, Sofia Kenin, Sorana Cirstea , Dayana Yastremska, Yulia Putintseva, Barbora Krejcikova, Anett Kontaveit, Aryna Sabalenka, Oksana Kalashnikova.