Australian Open players in stricter Covid isolation say they risk injury if not allowed to train

Posted by on January 16, 2021 8:18 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Some affected players say they they were misled about rules and organisers had promised this situation would not happen

Australian Open tennis players who have been forced into stricter quarantine have said they were misled about the rules for the tournament, were promised they would be allowed to train, and are risking injury ahead of the competition.

On Saturday 47 players and 143 travellers were confined to their rooms for 14 days after one flight attendant and two passengers who were not players tested positive for Covid-19 across two charter planes coming into Melbourne.

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