"A revolt broke out. The players are not very happy for the unequal treatment in relation to big players in Adelaide"...

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zagor

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esm

Hall of Fame
Ah... was the article/post meant to say that those who are complaining is either not “big”/“good”enough to be asked/invited (or the ones that couldn’t be bothered, but wanted a piece of action in VIC) to play the exhibition matches in SA? Lol
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Hope Novak will finally shut up, mind his business, and stopping to care for other players that has no guts to say anything...
Censure is normal thing in Australia?
Why shouldn't players post images from practice courts? All is ok and by the rules... Right?!??!?!

PS.
I know, I know players knew what can happen to them :rolleyes:

The operative word is 'big'.

The players are not very happy for the unequal treatment in relation to big players in Adelaide.
 

Milanez82

Professional
Naomi Osaka is doing a great job at fighting for player equality.

Can someone explain is 5 people standing beside each other on tennis court within rules?
Not to mention no masks either?
Have these 5 persons completed their 2 week quarantine already?
 

irishnadalfan1983

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It looked like Novak had a balcony in his room at hotel? Do all the players in Adelaide have this? I saw a photo on Twitter...

I though then players in Melbourne didn’t even have a window - just allowed out for 5 hours...
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Naomi Osaka is doing a great job at fighting for player equality.

Can someone explain is 5 people standing beside each other on tennis court within rules?
Not to mention no masks either?
Have these 5 persons completed their 2 week quarantine already?
Wait until someone tells you that you should go back to your country .....

Oh, wait ... you are probably already there.

OK, he will say that those players should be grateful that they are invited ....

Oh, wait, AO is not an Australian Invitational.

OK, he will say that they are babies ....

Oh, wait, he never stayed for 14 days 19 hours a day in one room.

The hell with the competition. AO will be fine. Somehow.

 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
It's amusing that the T-dubbers that are usually for "equal pay, more opportunity for the little guy, etc." are now against the disenfranchised, claiming "they knew the rules before hand", as if that same logic can't be applied to every tournament anyone ever signed up for ...
 

Bartelby

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The players in Melbourne can also use practice courts.

The story is that they shouldn't post images that may annoy those affected by the planes with covid.

You've deliberately misinterpreted the story posted to make it about Djokovic.

Hope Novak will finally shut up, mind his business, and stopping to care for other players that has no guts to say anything...
Censure is normal thing in Australia?
Why shouldn't players post images from practice courts? All is ok and by the rules... Right?!??!?!
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
I am very confused as to how Osaka is allowed to do what she is doing. My understanding was they were allowed 1 partner to practice with for those 5 hours but she’s allowed multiple people? Unless the people in the photo have already done hotel quarantine, how are they allowed to be that close to her? I thought the same when I saw Djokovic in a cab with multiple people and no mask. This is just getting too much now.
 

Aussie Darcy

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AM75

Hall of Fame
I am very confused as to how Osaka is allowed to do what she is doing. My understanding was they were allowed 1 partner to practice with for those 5 hours but she’s allowed multiple people? Unless the people in the photo have already done hotel quarantine, how are they allowed to be that close to her? I thought the same when I saw Djokovic in a cab with multiple people and no mask. This is just getting too much now.
all are equal but some are more equal than others
 

beard

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The players in Melbourne can also use practice courts.

The story is that they shouldn't post images that may annoy those affected by the planes with covid.

You've deliberately misinterpreted the story posted to make it about Djokovic.
Why should anyone be annoyed? All is fine, under the rules... Everyone should be happy for chance to be where they are... You know... free food (bad but free), clean sheets, mouses in rooms are exception, free Wi-Fi, electricity, water...
 

blablavla

Legend
What happened to "all for one and one for all"? A significant percentage has become disenfranchised and is at a legitimate disadvantage to the others, through no fault of their own. The "man" has beat them down again. Poor pro's just trying to scrape by. They just can't get a break.
Dog eats dog world
All for one when it suits me, when not, I'll stab the neighbor in the back. This is probably a more accurate description of today's world
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Players can feel somewhat entitled, so the tournament does not want them generating bad publicity because of their 'first world problems'.

Why should anyone be annoyed? All is fine, under the rules... Everyone should be happy for chance to be where they are... You know... free food (bad but free), clean sheets, mouses in rooms are exception, free Wi-Fi, electricity, water...
 

socallefty

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Couldn’t they have scheduled some 250/500 tournaments in Adelaide instead of having just an exhibition for top players? It sounds like South Australia quarantine conditions are less stringent than Victoria and it would have made sense to have players quarantine there. Or maybe the Victorian health officials were willing to let only a few players quarantine out of state? If this is the case, it is sad to see different health rules just for the elite players who also have been allowed to have bigger entourages in Adelaide.
 

beard

Hall of Fame
Players can feel somewhat entitled, so the tournament does not want them generating bad publicity because of their 'first world problems'.
As I said, and as AO authorities say, everything is just ok, by all rules, players should be happy for opportunity to play...
And, Australia should be proud to be first world country, not ashamed... So, they should avoid third world things, such as censorship...

And about practice equipment, all rooms are already equipped... There is one picture above with towel on the room floor, which can be used for intense practice...
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Who‘s that?
I think that it is Katie Boulter from the UK based on a similar Instagram Pic she posted with the same racquet leaning against the wall. Damn…the WTA players are going to be getting some new fans if they post more workout pictures with the right ‘view’ from their rooms;)
 
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Bartelby

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There is no censorship. There is merely an attempt to put a lid on bad publicity. Sometimes that goes too far, but we'll see if that happens.

As I said, and as AO authorities say, everything is just ok, by all rules, players should be happy for opportunity to play...
And, Australia should be proud to be first world country, not ashamed... So, they should avoid third world things, such as censorship...

And about practice equipment, all rooms are already equipped... There is one picture above with towel on the room floor, which can be used for intense practice...
 

-snake-

Hall of Fame
Why should anyone be annoyed? All is fine, under the rules... Everyone should be happy for chance to be where they are... You know... free food (bad but free), clean sheets, mouses in rooms are exception, free Wi-Fi, electricity, water...


This is so funny because in the Rio exho back in 2016, some Aussies were complaining about the shoddy facilities :p

And now...


 

Bartelby

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First world countries practice what you wrongly call censorship all the time.

You can't criticise your boss and you can't defame people just because they hold public office, America excepted.

As I said, and as AO authorities say, everything is just ok, by all rules, players should be happy for opportunity to play...
And, Australia should be proud to be first world country, not ashamed... So, they should avoid third world things, such as censorship...

And about practice equipment, all rooms are already equipped... There is one picture above with towel on the room floor, which can be used for intense practice...
 

Aussie Darcy

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What scandal? Everything is just fine and according to rules everyone knew and excepted... ;)
Not everyone knew them because they weren’t smart enough to attend the meetings required. However, the disproportionate application of the rules is just one of the scandals.
 

Aussie Darcy

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As I said, and as AO authorities say, everything is just ok, by all rules, players should be happy for opportunity to play...
And, Australia should be proud to be first world country, not ashamed... So, they should avoid third world things, such as censorship...

And about practice equipment, all rooms are already equipped... There is one picture above with towel on the room floor, which can be used for intense practice...
You do realize it’s not the government asking them not to post? It’s Tennis Aus? Companies can do whatever they want with their employees saying don’t post this on social media. Why you’re acting like this is North Korea censoring its citizens from the outside world is beyond a joke. Take a look at what your saying cause you’re losing any credibility with each post.
 

beard

Hall of Fame
You do realize it’s not the government asking them not to post? It’s Tennis Aus? Companies can do whatever they want with their employees saying don’t post this on social media. Why you’re acting like this is North Korea censoring its citizens from the outside world is beyond a joke. Take a look at what your saying cause you’re losing any credibility with each post.
Tennis players are employees of Tennis Aus? Didn't know that... Have you ever heard any tournament forbidding plsyers to post any activity as court practice is? What's the problem in this case? Are some players allowed to practice? Yes they are. Do they brake some rules? No they don't. What's the problem to host your legal activities? Censorship... Why? Because Tennis Aus knows all this is deeply wrong...
 

HBK4life

Semi-Pro
Tennis players are employees of Tennis Aus? Didn't know that... Have you ever heard any tournament forbidding plsyers to post any activity as court practice is? What's the problem in this case? Are some players allowed to practice? Yes they are. Do they brake some rules? No they don't. What's the problem to host your legal activities? Censorship... Why? Because Tennis Aus knows all this is deeply wrong...
They are the boss because they defeated illness and suffering. They are better than us unwashed.
 

Aussie Darcy

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Tennis players are employees of Tennis Aus? Didn't know that... Have you ever heard any tournament forbidding plsyers to post any activity as court practice is? What's the problem in this case? Are some players allowed to practice? Yes they are. Do they brake some rules? No they don't. What's the problem to host your legal activities? Censorship... Why? Because Tennis Aus knows all this is deeply wrong...
Where did you see the word forbid? They asked not to post doesn’t mean you will be arrested if you post or you’re forbidden. Take a step back from being so melodramatic.
 

Bartelby

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The good news is:

Some of the cases of covid are to be re-classified as viral shedding.

It's possible more players will be eligible for practice sessions.

This is what you can expect when a tournament is well-run in a pandemic!
 
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