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Australian Open to put bio-secure bubble in place for 2022 Grand Slam

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Instead of hotel quarantine, a two-week bio-secure bubble will be used at next year’s Australian Open, the tournament planners have revealed.

At this year’s edition in February, players spent two weeks in hotel rooms with limited training time, as a result of the country’s strict Covid-19 rules. The restrictions drew complaints from players.

However, with this incoming change, players will be able to move freely between the hotels and courts.

Speaking to Australia’s Nine Network, Craig Tiley, who’s Tennis Australia’s Head, said: “They’re protected, they’re kept safe among themselves and safe from the community as well. And after those two weeks they’ll come out and be able to compete in the Australian Open in front of crowds.”

Melbourne is currently under a local lockdown, but Tiley said he was hopeful Australia will reach its target of vaccinating 80% of adults by November.

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