Australian Open boss Craig Tiley finds it “10 times” more difficult to organize the 2022 Grand Slam than this year’s. Tiley and his team have put a lot of effort into holding the tournament safely in February, when Australia is still closing its borders, and have spent a lot of money on biosecurity measures to reassure the community. ..
Just as the first players were set to arrive at the warm-up event prior to the Melbourne Park tournament, twelve months later, Tennis Australia has spread Omicron nationwide.
“2022 was 10 times more difficult than 2021,” Tiley said.
“Compared to this, I was taking a walk in the park. 2021 was hard, but not easy. There are so many variables. It’s something new, but you’re with the team in the morning. Wake up and hope they are there. “
1,000 players and staff from abroad were put into the 2021 two-week quarantine, while 3,300 coming to next year’s tournament are free to roam the city after a negative PCR test. I can do it.
Everyone in the Melbourne Park area in January must be vaccinated or retained
Medical tax exemption was granted
According to Australian health authorities.
Although a management challenge in itself, a packed spectator gives Tennis Australia the opportunity to recoup some of the A $ 100 million ($ 72.2 million) lost 15 months before and after the 2021 tournament.
Tiley expected some participants to test positive for the virus, but unlike last year, close stakeholders need to be quarantined until a negative test is returned. confirmed.
“If they share a room with someone, or if they’re in the same apartment and someone in the group tests positive, then that room or everyone in that apartment needs to be quarantined for seven days,” Tiley said. I added.
“So the advice we gave players is as simple as” secure your room. ” “
Tiley is confident that the organizers will be able to manage their health protocols efficiently and the tournament will start on January 17th without delay.
“In 2021, we were about protecting the community from players coming from a virus-destroyed environment we didn’t have,” Tylie said.
Field players and patrons cannot get Omicron, nor can they get variants of the virus. “
Andy Murray handed a wildcard to the Australian Open
Former men’s tennis player Andy Murray was handed a wildcard invitation to the Australian Open, and the organizers announced yesterday that he praised his “fighting spirit.”
The 34-year-old is ranked 134th as he fights to consistently regain good shape after a series of injuries.
However, towards the end of last season, he recorded two top 10 wins against Wimbledon semifinals Hubert Hurkacz and Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
He also showed some form at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi last week by defeating fellow countryman Dan Evans and another former world number one Rafael Nadal.
Australian Open CEO Craig Tiley tweeted, “Five finalists @andy_murray will be awarded a main draw wildcard.”
“Andy is famous for his fighting spirit, passion and love for games. I’m happy to bring him back to Melbourne in January.” I’m looking forward to seeing you at # AO2022. “
Murray has three Grand Slam titles in his name-winning Wimbledon twice in 2013 and 2016 and the 2016 US Open-but despite the Australian Open reaching the final five. I missed him. The Australian Open will be held from January 17th to 30th.
Last updated: December 24, 2021 0:05 am
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