Matches Cancelled

marc45

G.O.A.T.
he's usually reliable...we'll see if he's alone on the limb or if today is gone

@BellshawGeorge
Told that all matches at Melbourne Park will be cancelled tomorrow after the positive coronavirus test from a security guard at the Australian Open quarantine hotel forced 500-600 players and officials into isolation.
 

NADALalot

Hall of Fame
The AO won't be impacted, according to the Premier of Victoria-
"This is one case, there is no need for people to be panicked or alarmed," said Andrews, who announced the state of Victoria would return to some restrictions including masks to be worn indoors.
"We have proved as a state very successful in managing these sort of outbreaks and issues."
Asked about the Australian Open, he said: "We have one case and the decision has been made: the event will proceed next week."
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon 2020 was cancelled ,and now if Australian Open 2021 doesn't happen , the Goat debate ends here .
Labour done by the posters arguing for a decade , on who is GOAT goes to dustbin . Enjoy folks :laughing:
 

NADALalot

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon 2020 was cancelled ,and now if Australian Open 2021 doesn't happen , the Goat debate ends here .
Labour done by the posters arguing for a decade , on who is GOAT goes to dustbin . Enjoy folks :laughing:
There was never going to be a GOAT, whether covid happened or not.
It is 100% impossible to prove, always has been, always will be.
The most hollow "debate" ever, about a title/award that doesn't exist.
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
BBC:

Between 500 and 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff will go into isolation after a worker at one of the event's quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus.

Thursday's play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park has been cancelled as a result.

But Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: "At this stage there is no impact on the tournament proper."

Players will be free to return to competition after a negative test.

"We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible," said Australian Open organisers.

The Grand Slam tournament, which was pushed back by three weeks to enable players to quarantine, starts on Monday.

Andrews said a 26-year-old man had tested positive for Covid-19 - which could be the UK strain of the virus - after working at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Melbourne's Central Business District.

The security guard tested negative after his final shift at the hotel on 29 January, but returned a positive result after he was tested again on 2 February.

This was one of the hotels where some of the 1,000 players, officials and support staff stayed to complete a 14-day quarantine period on their arrival in Australia.

Andrews said the 500-600 people connected to the Australian Open were deemed to be "casual contacts" of the man.

"This is one case, there is no need for people to be panicked or alarmed," said Andrews, who announced the state of Victoria would return to some restrictions including masks to be worn indoors.

"We have proved as a state very successful in managing these sort of outbreaks and issues."

Australia has imposed some of the world's toughest restrictions over the past year in a bid to suppress the coronavirus.

Months of strict border controls - both internationally and domestically - have helped limit Covid-19 cases to less than 29,000 and deaths to less than 1,000.

Asked about the Australian Open, Andrews added: "We have one case and the decision has been made: the event will proceed next week."
 

Arak

Professional
It is in Australia’s interest that the tournament is not cancelled or impacted in any way. They already postponed the formula one GP and delayed the entire season. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to organize sporting events if they are so paranoid. There is a difference between caution and hysteria.
 

skypadq

Hall of Fame
It is in Australia’s interest that the tournament is not cancelled or impacted in any way. They already postponed the formula one GP and delayed the entire season. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to organize sporting events if they are so paranoid. There is a difference between caution and hysteria.
yeah , better be cancelled 2021 AO for sure
 

Cupcake

Semi-Pro
Most likely the AO will still be played, but it would not be a surprise if they eliminated all the fans from the stands.
 

USO

Hall of Fame
Just leave my AO alone.
W 2020 - Djokovic defending champion - Tournament Cancelled
USO 2020
- Djokovic clear favorite with Fedal not playing - Disqualified
FO 2020
- Djokovic gets a roof, low bounce, new balls (aka The Djokovic Open) - Humiliated in 3 sets with a bagel
AO 2021
- Djokovic defending champion - Tournament in Jeopardy
 

Nole Slam

Legend
W 2020 - Djokovic defending champion - Tournament Cancelled
USO 2020
- Djokovic clear favorite with Fedal not playing - Disqualified
FO 2020
- Djokovic gets a roof, low bounce, new balls (aka The Djokovic Open) - Humiliated in 3 sets with a bagel
AO 2021
- Djokovic defending champion - Tournament in Jeopardy
It must be some black magic.
 

skypadq

Hall of Fame
if if 2021 AO cancelled , i really think that 2021 WB will be cancelled too
UK 's corona situation is really worse and worse
so only 2021 RG and 2021 USO will be happen
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
if if 2021 AO cancelled , i really think that 2021 WB will be cancelled too
UK 's corona situation is really worse and worse
so only 2021 RG and 2021 USO will be happen
I don't think so. Other countries do not have zero cases as an option. Could proceed without fans like the USO and FO.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
he's usually reliable...we'll see if he's alone on the limb or if today is gone

@BellshawGeorge
Told that all matches at Melbourne Park will be cancelled tomorrow after the positive coronavirus test from a security guard at the Australian Open quarantine hotel forced 500-600 players and officials into isolation.
They have a detail test that can be used! Not the instant test which prove to be unreliable.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
I don't get it.

When the players came in they were tested and then put in a quarantine for 14 days, despite of testing negative (those that weren't on the flights with positive cases), but now, when they are considered close contacts with a positive case, they will not have to go into a quarantine, if they test negative.

Can someone explain to me why? Are they trying to figure out who was a close contact which is why everyone stops until it is found out, or is there something else?

 
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