The main draw for the Australian Open which was due to take place this morning has been postponed, casting doubts over whether the tournament will
The main draw for the Australian Open which was due to take place this morning has been postponed, casting doubts over whether the tournament will start as scheduled on Monday.
Around 600 players, staff and officials have been forced to quarantine because a security guard at one of the tournament’s hotels tested positive for coronavirus.
All warm-up events planned to take place at Melbourne Park today have been cancelled.
The Australian Open draw has been moved to Friday morning, as tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed.
“The draw was set for 6pm (7am GMT) but we’ve postponed it until tomorrow afternoon,” Tiley said.
Tiley also attempted to calm fears over whether the Grand Slam will be disrupted.
“We’re absolutely confident the Australian Open will go ahead,” he added. “We are starting on Monday.”
Tiley also explained how Friday’s draw will take place.
He said: “It will be a smaller version to what we’ve done before because the focus is to get the draw done and get it out there so everyone can start planning what they are doing Monday and who they are watching.”
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