The Australian Open will begin on February 8th, a highly anticipated tournament that will involve the first Grand Slam of the year and which will see almost all the main athletes of the professional Tour as protagonists.
This time the Australian Grand Slam comes in a different way to the past, it will be played later and sees the tennis players having to face a strict protocol with respect for the quarantine, fundamental conditions required by the Government and specifically by the state of Victoria.
In these hours, several complaints have come from tennis players who have had the opportunity to deal with conditions that are not very easy compared to their habits. Tennis players who found a rat in the room, some complaining about the food, and another case involved tennis player Bernard Tomic and his girlfriend Vanessa Sierra.
We know Vanessa Sierra for the famous photos of her also published with the boy on the well-known Onlyfans schedule, but now the girl has been severely challenged on her social media for a recent video of her.
In about ten minutes Sierra complained about the conditions in which she and the boy are forced to face quarantine, but she suffered a strong attack from the haters due to the following surprising words: "I am forced to do things that I've never done it in my life, such as washing my hair myself."
After the social insults the girl tried to retract stating that her words were taken from the video out of context, but Nick Kyrgios, through social media, harshly reprimanded Vanessa Sierra stating that she had no problems with Tomic, but not understand the girl's attitude.
In addition to this the girl did argue for having complained that there is only one bathroom in the room with both inside and that she never went to the bathroom with her boyfriend nearby. The video of the Sierra was very contested and even some other tennis players on the circuit did not appreciate this attitude with the two being called back for not complaining.
Here is the much disputed video:
Victoria is standing firm on hotel quarantine for tennis stars, after world No.1 Novak Djokovic issued a list of demands, calling for less time in isolation, and private housing. @NickMcCallum7 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/lGbKhMBoYV — 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) January 18, 2021
Australian Open in chaos
There is a lot of concern about what's going on around the tournament, but Tennis Australia has been trying to tone it down in the last few hours that tournament director and TA CEO Craig Tiley said: "There have been some successful tennis players with a slight viral load.
The numbers, which the state of Victoria will provide, are fortunately not high." Most of the athletes showed their annoyance on social media while others, albeit to a lesser extent, agreed on the strict rules dictated by the organizers.
Recently the world number one Novak Djokovic wrote a letter to Tennis Australia asking for certain requirements and help for tennis players, a choice much criticized by both the organizers and the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios.
Realizing that public opinion could have turned against the current number 1 in the world, he wanted to clarify things by stating that Novak Djokovic had never sent a letter with specific requests as widely disclosed by the media, but the intent of the Serbian champion would be was to offer suggestions and ask for clarification: "Novak wrote a note.
They weren't required, they were suggestions. I understand what a two week block means. I think the complaints we see on social media don't represent the majority of players. For the most part, views on this sensitive organization are good.
After that I cannot deny that the situation is not the same for everyone. It's obvious. We will do our part to try to balance as much as possible," explained Craig, who once again proved to be an excellent mediator in protecting the health of the tournament with this release.