Lisa neville, head of security and public order in the state of Victory, whose capital Melbourne will host the Australian Open from February 8, assured that the protocol that will be carried out during the tournament will be “The strictest for tennis.”
“We have introduced the most severe and strict measures that can be applied within the world of tennis”commented the representative of the state government.
His statements were the result of the recent positive from the American Denis kudla and doubts about the effectiveness of the protocol established during the preliminary phase of the first Grand Slam of the year held in Doha.
Kudla came to play the last game of his victory against the Moroccan Elliot benchetrit with knowledge of his positive for covid-19 and was the second player who set off the alarms after the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo was disqualified for the same reason before his match against Spaniard Mario Vilella.
Bill bowtell, an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales and an expert in infectious diseases, warned on his Twitter account about the great risk that Australia will run with the reception of all participants and team members and commented that it should be postponed until the end of year.