The first grand slam tournament of the tennis season starts on February 8th.
Tennis season players playing in the first grand slam will travel to Australia as early as this week to have two weeks in quarantine before the games begin.
Due to interest rate restrictions, the Australian Open was delayed from its usual location from January to February and starts on 8 February.
At the turn of January-February, men’s ATP and women’s WTA tournaments will be played in Melbourne to give players a feel before the value race.
Players face tight discipline in Australia as the health situation in the state of Victoria is poor due to a coronavirus pandemic.
However, during their quarantine period, players can practice daily in a five-hour time window, during which they must also visit a masseur or receive other treatment if necessary. They spend the rest of their day, 19 hours, in their hotel rooms.
The rules were too much, at least for the United States To John Isner, which ranks 25th on the world men’s list. He withdrew from the race.
“At this point in my career, I want to travel with my family. As for the Australian Open, it won’t work now, ”Father Isner, a father of two, said at the ATP in Florida.
Women defending the singles championship Sofia Kenin settles for the situation even though the rules are not ideal for the player.
“The rules are the same for everyone,” American Kenin recalled.
If a player breaks the rules, he may receive a fine, his quarantine may be extended or he may be deported. Ukrainian Elina Svitolina hired a mental coach to cope with the extra stress of the tournament.
“It’s important to stay mentally strong and vibrant,” Svitolina said.
Australasia won six doubles championships Roger Federer he also withdrew from the Melbourne value tournament. The Swiss is still recovering from knee surgery, but the quarantine rules also influenced the decision.
He did not want his family to spend two weeks in a hotel room, as during the quarantine only players are allowed outside for five hours a day.
Some players, for example, number one on the world list Novak Djokovic, spends quarantine time in Adelaide and plays there in a show race.