And so Australia should insist on the 14 day quarantine period.The US Open will ditch the bubble system as long as you are vaccinated - This will apply to most players and officials and should be the way moving forward - Yet, Australia is still insisting on a 14 day quarantine period which will not work in the current period.
The 2021 Oz Open was a special circumstance in that there was limited tennis in 2020, so the players were willing to quarantine because of the prizemoney and to support the tournament - There will be no such favors in 2022 - And how long can you delay the 2022 tournament when the calendar will be close to 100% normal.I think a delayed Open is more likely
It's a slam, they will try and find other ways. Whether it be Feb/March or even later in the year. Let's wait and see what happensThe 2021 Oz Open was a special circumstance in that there was limited tennis in 2020, so the players were willing to quarantine because of the prizemoney and to support the tournament - There will be no such favors in 2022 - And how long can you delay the 2022 tournament when the calendar will be close to 100% normal.
not good news for another major event 2 months later. I feel for Tennis Aus.It comes after long negotiations over a quarantine hub for drivers broke down, with the official announcement expected on Tuesday afternoon
Race officials reportedly put a proposal to the Victorian Government asking racing teams to fly in and out of a strict bubble because a two-week hotel quarantine wasn’t feasible as it meant drivers would miss other races overseas.
The annual race in Melbourne sees hundreds of F1 crew members fly in from overseas, a move which would have proved unpopular with the public this year as Australia struggles to contain the Delta strain of coronavirus
Be tough to find a slot for an Aus Open. Would depend on China. I think the backup plan is an Aus Open in the Gulf. Hey, good for them. They deserve it after this year. But will cost tennis Aus so much money.I'm resigning to the fact that Aus Open 2022 just may not happen. We had to the quarantine experiment this year, I'm glad we did it but there is no way that will happen.
Honestly, if I was TA, I would be trying to find a way to hold it in October in some time for 2022 but that means 2 Aus Opens in 4 months and can't see that as being very likely either.
It's just a s*** situation really. Just have to enjoy we got a Wimbledon this year (and basically a normal Wimbledon at that)
Today's announcement of the F1 and moto GP cancellation would send a shiver down the spines of TA. They put all their eggs into the basket this year money wise.I seriously doubt if the Aus Open will go ahead considering that one of the lead up tournaments has been cancelled
I expect the open will be held in Dubai - Tennis Australia will do OK with this deal - It's not feasible to play in October 2022 because you need certainty in the calendar - I'll also add that if you study the Federal Government's road map then life will not be back to normal until well into the back half of 2022 - Even now the Government is insisting that vaccinated returnees should still do 14 days of hotel quarantine while the rest of the world is either reducing quarantine time, looking at home isolation or in many cases abolishing quarantine.should add that the Vic sports minister has said this cancellation won't impact Melbournes ability to host the Aus Open. He is either a fool or a lair. He is a pollie, so probably both.
I think we all know that tennis players won't put up with 2 weeks stuck in a hotel again.
Be tough to find a slot for an Aus Open. Would depend on China. I think the backup plan is an Aus Open in the Gulf. Hey, good for them. They deserve it after this year. But will cost tennis Aus so much money.