Australian Open draw delayed but TA ‘absolutely confident’ grand slam will go ahead

  • Hotel quarantine worker linked to tennis tested positive for Covid
  • ‘Low probability of an issue,’ says Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley

The Australian Open will go ahead as scheduled, starting on Monday at Melbourne Park, despite the detection of a Covid-19 case in a hotel quarantine worker at a facility linked to the tennis.

“We’re absolutely confident the Australian Open will go ahead,” Tennis Australia’s chief executive, Craig Tiley, said on Thursday afternoon. “We will be starting on Monday and we have no intention of changing times.”

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