Some of them seem to have no awareness about the coronavirus situation in different countries.So some of the tennis players that have come in on the covid positive flights are complaining about not being allowed out of their hotel rooms. They realise that this was one of the guidelines they would need to abide by to come here. If they don't like it, I'd put them straight back on a charter flight out of Australia.
Some of them seem to have no awareness about the coronavirus situation in different countries.
I suspect all the correct information was given to the players and was either ignored, or never made it up the chain to them. This seems to be their standard defence whenever they get news they don’t like. Maria Sharapova’s defence when she got busted taking a banned substance springs to mind.A fourth person who flew into Melbourne for the Australian Open tests positive for COVID-19 as authorities warn people found to be "persistently breaching" isolation orders in quarantine hotels could be placed under police guard.www.abc.net.au
If this is true and someone changed the rules without telling the players, whoever it was should be fired from Tennis Australia.
The Australian government have been pretty clear where any relaxation on the rules for the tennis group vs everyone else existed. If someone within Tennis Australia communicated something different, then they should be fired. I can see the players frustrations if they were given 1 set of rules before taking off, then something different when they landed but support what they are doing.
Maybe Tennis Australia needs to think again about delaying the tournament so that players have enough time after quarantine to be at the right level of fitness to play.
Where was their contingency for if this exact situation was to occur? It was highly likely to occur so where is their contingency? Tennis Australia don't seem to have any.
To be fair it's probably a noisy minority misrepresenting the rest, although nobody in quarantine would be happy about how things have panned out. Yeah, the Djoker and his troupe would be favourites if there was a market on first breach.The thing is, this is their living. No Opens and no big pay cheque. They missed a fair amount of tournaments last year, you'd assume they'd want the money so they would do what they need to.
If its people like Novak, we should just send them home as he has been clear through all this, he doesn't give a stuff about anyone else, its all about Novak. Let someone else (more deserving) have a change at taking out the big money.
Just staggering decision making from the Victorian government. We’ve had a 3 month lockdown and brought cases down from 700 plus a day to nothing and all but eliminated the virus. Then we had a lapse due to infections in NSW but locked down the state to again bring it under control. Tough decisions made for the greater good but thousands of Victorians stranded interstate and can’t return to their homes. Very hard on them but ultimately for the greater good.
So we have Victorians stranded and unable to return to their own homes. Yet the government decides it’s perfectly fine to allow thousands of people from the worst infected areas in the world to just land on our doorstep. People from Europe and the USA where tens of thousands of people are becoming infected every day. Where thousands of people are dying every day. Yet we let them in but people who actually live here aren’t allowed to cross a river to come home.
It’s close to the most absurd decision I’ve ever witnessed. After all the hard work and tough decisions to get things under control they’ve basically rolling out the red carpet for the 3rd wave. I can not see how this doesn’t escape from hotel quarantine. No way the entitled prima donnas that are international elite athletes will abide by the quarantine protocols. At least some of them will find a way around it and infect a local hotel worker. Then the genie is out of the bottle and we’re all in lockdown again. Geez I hope I’m wrong but this is a recipe for disaster.
Absolutely *smile* unbelievable.
Yes. Evidently there was a meeting hook up information session a couple of weeks ago that she said very few players and coaches attended and she said she was very surprised by that. She said that the risks of flying in with someone who tested positive were clearly explained at that meetingThis has been confirmed by a NZ player.
Yes. Evidently there was a meeting hook up information session a couple of weeks ago that she said very few players and coaches attended and she said she was very surprised by that. She said that the risks of flying in with someone who tested positive were clearly explained at that meeting