Australian Open organizers admit possible cancellation

SYDNEY Tennis australia He admitted Thursday that the January Australian Open faces cancellation in the worst case, but said he was looking for a range of options in the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will ease.

This years tennis the calendar was suspended until at least July 13 and, with global borders closed, there is uncertainty as to when the international circuit can resume.

the season-opening Grand Slam is scheduled to take place in Melbourne from January 18-31, more than eight months away, and Tennis australia said it would abide by whatever restrictions were in place at that time.

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We certainly have not hidden the number of scenarios we are seeing, a spokeswoman told AFP.

We hope for the best but plan everything.

Possibilities range from cancellation to quarantine of foreign players and allowing only Australian fans to enter the event.

We have to analyze all angles because many of the decisions will be out of our control and will be related to the government's guidelines and restrictions, he said.

We need to have all the protocols in place to guarantee everyone's safety.

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This years Wimbledon It has been canceled for the first time since World War II and the French Open postponed until the end of September.

the Asociación de tennis de the Estados Unidos will decide in mid-June whether or not the US Open can start as scheduled in New York in August.

Australia ha prohibido todos the viajes a la nación isleña para the no residentes.

While talks have been started to open the borders to neighboring New Zealand, which like Australia has successfully controlled the epidemic, authorities have said it could be many months before other international arrivals are allowed.

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