He Open de Australia had to delay its dates to ensure its survival in the 2021 sports calendar. The authority of the state of Victoria pointed to several conditions to make it possible to play the first Grand Slam of the season.
It will be played in Melbourne Park from February 8 to 21, after the dates of January 18 to 31 were canceled to accommodate the mandatory two-week quarantine in a hotel for foreign visitors. Tennis players will not be able to enter until the middle of the month and they will be able to leave the hotel, but to train and go directly to the sports facility.
Melbourne had put an end to a long and strict lockdown, with Victoria closing its borders with other Australian states. He managed to reduce the cases to zero.
This situation has lasted 61 days. Just before the end of 2020, three positive cases of Covid-19, all of them concerning the local population. Two women in their 40s and one more in their 70s, living in the Melbourne suburbs, have been identified as infected, following the tracing of close contacts.
Tennis Australia (TA), very attentive to the situation so that the Open is not in danger, nor the previous and subsequent tournaments scheduled in Melbourne.