Begin of the Australian Open confirmed for February eighth

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian Open starts on February 8, three weeks later than planned. The organizers confirmed this on Saturday after months of speculation about the first Grand Slam of 2021.

The tournament's main draw was originally scheduled to start on January 18 and the organizers were embroiled in lengthy negotiations with the local government over COVID-19 health protection measures.

"This is going to be a historic Australian Open on so many levels," Tournament Director Craig Tiley said in a statement.

"For the first time in over 100 years, the Australian Open kicks off in February and we look forward to giving players what we believe will be one of their best gaming experiences in 2021."

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