After 61 days of total absence and partial tranquility in Australia, 3 cases of COVID-19 positive swabs were found by the health authorities. Close to New Year's Eve and the first days of 2021, there is a new alert with the cases found in the state of Victoria (Melbourne) and which could dramatically lead to questioning the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, scheduled from 8 to 21 February 2021.
The world of tennis, federations such as the ATP and the WTA, are working to start the 2021 season in the best possible way and in the last few days the calendar has been made official until the beginning of April. As for the Australian Open 2021.
The tournament has been moved to next February 8th but news arrives that worry, perhaps more than necessary, the world of tennis. Health authorities are hard at work trying to identify and contact people who may have been in contact with positive people, and the government will soon publish a list of areas potentially exposed to the virus.
Australian Open 2021 in troubles?
After small positive signs in Australia virus anxiety returns and given the problems that countries like the United Kingdom and partly Spain are facing, there is also concern that the Government avoids having all these tennis players come from various parts of the world.
world. Updates are expected and in the coming days we will understand the evolution of the situation. 2020 has been a quite special year for all of us, not only in sport but also in real life and we have highlighted things that certainly influenced the tennis season as well.
The season saw the suspension and postponement of several tournaments and there was the cancellation of a Grand Slam event, a historical tournament like the Wimbledon one. Fortunately, the season has recovered amid controversy and tennis players who preferred to stay at home in the United States with a bubble that has therefore tried to avoid risks for tennis players and in general for professionals.
Anyway, for now we know that all the greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Roger Federer, after he said he will not play the Australian Slam, should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March.