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Australian tennis federation lost millions to COVID

by archysport

The Australian tennis federation, organizer of the Australian Open, lost more than A $ 100 million (about $ 70.8 million or € 62.2 million) due to the impact of COVID-19 in fiscal year 2020-2021.

“This result is in line with expectations and reflects the challenges in the business environment during the covid-19 pandemic,” it says in the report. Tennis Australia, official name of the federation.

The tournament, which will be held at the next Open in January, added that the organization of the tournaments was adapted to the pandemic and the relevant protocols.

Due to the measures that govern in the country, the Open, which will take place in the city of Melbourne, will obligatorily require the vaccine against covid-19 to the public, workers and players.

This measure has generated a controversy by the world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic, who refuses to reveal whether he has been vaccinated or is willing to do so in order to participate in the tournament, which he won last year.

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