Australian Open 2021

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gazuty
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Wonder how not training for the two week lead up will impact those players who are in a hard hotel lockdown because they caught a flight with COVID infected person in the flight.

The whole tournament might be cancelled is one possibility. The players negotiated hard to be allowed out to train - but that only applies if they haven’t been exposed on the flight or during their first 14 days in quarantine. If they get exposed - no more training and it’s 14 days in the hotel room without leaving. Found in the corridor and it’s a fine and deportation.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/ ... 56ulj.html
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At the very least you'd have to think it will be pushed backed by a few weeks?

Don't think any of the very top players are travelling by chartered plane they'll all have private jets or in Rafa's case his $5m custom built yacht
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Trader Pat wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:18 pm
At the very least you'd have to think it will be pushed backed by a few weeks?
Maybe but I guess then that just impacts on the rest of the tennis season and interefes with other tournaments/ schedules etc.

Sadly might all just be cancelled.

(As the news reports about all of this emerge there is of course a local overlay for those out of Australia to understand - about 70,000 Victorians are stuck in New South Wales at the moment and unable to return to their homes in Victoria because the Victorian Government declared Sydney a "hot spot". There have been a lot of complaints that Victorians can't return home from Sydney which has less than 5 new cases per day but Victoria can import 1200 people for the Open comprised of a few hundred tennis players, umpires, trainers, entourage and hangers on from Europe and the USA where its "out of control". Further discussion of this particular point should be over on the Coroavirus thread - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20608 because this should be about tennis - just wanted readers to know this will impact Australian reporting of the issue in the link I posted earlier).
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gazuty wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:11 pm
Trader Pat wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:18 pm
At the very least you'd have to think it will be pushed backed by a few weeks?
Maybe but I guess then that just impacts on the rest of the tennis season and interefes with other tournaments/ schedules etc.

Sadly might all just be cancelled.

(As the news reports about all of this emerge there is of course a local overlay for those out of Australia to understand - about 70,000 Victorians are stuck in New South Wales at the moment and unable to return to their homes in Victoria because the Victorian Government declared Sydney a "hot spot". There have been a lot of complaints that Victorians can't return home from Sydney which has less than 5 new cases per day but Victoria can import 1200 people for the Open comprised of a few hundred tennis players, umpires, trainers, entourage and hangers on from Europe and the USA where its "out of control". Further discussion of this particular point should be over on the Coroavirus thread - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20608 because this should be about tennis - just wanted readers to know this will impact Australian reporting of the issue in the link I posted earlier).

Absolutely, if I was from that part of the world I'd feel exactly the same.

As I type I'm watching the Rams - Packers playoff game and they have 6,000 fans attending, go figure!
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Won't be cancelled. Victoria need the Australian Open, otherwise there is a risk (small) it might be moved in future. I live just north of Sydney and there is no doubt the Australian Open will go ahead. If anything, some players may not make it
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There is no way it will be delayed - dates are locked in, with a few tournaments in the week leading into it. And no, Rafa came in on the same flights as everyone else. There are NO exceptions to standard quarantine, transport, etc. Victorian authorities aren't mucking around here to ensure there is nobody who passes Covid-19 onto the community at large. They went through a second 3 months of lock-down late last year. It won't happen again
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For trading purposes, players in "hard lockdown" (can't leave hotel room) so far v those in "semi lockdown" (can go outside to train at designated times).

HARD LOCKDOWN

Kei Nishikori; Pablo Cuevas; Santiago Gonzalez; Marta Kostyuk; Paula Badosa; Sorana Cirstea; Victoria Azarenka; Sloane Stephens; Angelique Kerber; Vasek Pospisil; Heather Watson.

Training in hard lockdown https://twitter.com/FiorinoLuca/status/ ... 83848?s=20

(I’ve stayed at that hotel in Melbourne - grand Hyatt - hope I don’t get that bed).

SEMIL LOCKDOWN (IN ADELAIDE)

Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal; Serena Williams; Naomi Osaka; Venus Williams; Dominic Thiem.

WITHDRAWALS

Roger Federer (injured); Andy Murray (positive test in Europe, not officially withdrawn but unlikely); Madison Keys (positive test); John Isner (didn’t want to be away from family).
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gazuty wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:34 am
For trading purposes, players in "hard lockdown" (can't leave hotel room) so far v those in "semi lockdown" (can go outside to train at designated times).

HARD LOCKDOWN

Kei Nishikori; Pablo Cuevas; Santiago Gonzalez; Marta Kostyuk; Paula Badosa; Sorana Cirstea; Victoria Azarenka; Sloane Stephens; Angelique Kerber; Vasek Pospisil; Heather Watson.

Training in hard lockdown https://twitter.com/FiorinoLuca/status/ ... 83848?s=20

(I’ve stayed at that hotel in Melbourne - grand Hyatt - hope I don’t get that bed).

SEMIL LOCKDOWN (IN ADELAIDE)

Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal; Serena Williams; Naomi Osaka; Venus Williams; Dominic Thiem.

WITHDRAWALS

Roger Federer (injured); Andy Murray (positive test in Europe, not officially withdrawn but unlikely); Madison Keys (positive test); John Isner (didn’t want to be away from family).
Yester I was reading reports of many players deeply unhappy about it saying they weren't briefed or understood how restricted they were going to be.

A combination of lack of training and the isolation of what could be upto one month for those that get to the later stages could throw up plenty of surprises

From a trading perspective I'm actually looking forward to it a bit more, I just hope the liquidity remains there or thereabouts.
But I do also think it will have an effect on the overall quality we get
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Now 72 players in hard lockdown- 3rd plane has positive test aboard.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 56usj.html
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Not sure what anyone expected if you have a whole bunch of people on one flight
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