Australian Open is pushed again – report

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The start of the Australian Open is set to be postponed from January to February or March next year due to COVID-19 protocols in the country, the Herald Sun newspaper reported on Saturday.

"I am very confident that we will have an open early next year," the report quoted Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews on Saturday.

"The exact timing, the exact arrangements we have made are not yet clear, and once they are clear I will be happy to share them with you."

The organizers of the Australian Open were not immediately available for comment.

Tennis Australia (TA) had planned for players and their followers to arrive in Victoria in mid-December to have time for a mandatory two-week quarantine period before heading to Melbourne in January.

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