According to the Puntodebreak website, the world primary despatched a sequence of proposals to Craig Tiley, the boss of the event to enhance the each day lifetime of the 72 confined, circumstances of Covid-19 contacts and disadvantaged of coaching over the subsequent fifteen days.
Novak Djokovic, finest participant in the world and creator final summer time of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (PTPA), just isn’t completely happy. And he says it. A political posture clearly, however reputable to justify and validate the existence of his affiliation. Between Thursday and Saturday, greater than 1,000 tennis gamers and their employees arrived in Australia. At least 4 folks have examined optimistic on flights from overseas wherein a few of the individuals have traveled. 72 gamers, thought-about to be in shut contact with the contaminated, are thus pressured to spend the two weeks of quarantine with out leaving their room and with out the risk of coaching. Strict confinement that stirred the microcosm of the little yellow ball. As a union chief, Djokovic is due to this fact stepping as much as defend the unfortunate ones.
Six proposals from Djokovic
According to the Puntodebreak portal, Djokovic would have despatched a letter to Craig Tiley, the director of the Australian Open in order that the confined reside a “decent” quarantine. The Serbian would thus demand six measures geared toward restoring equity to gamers who can exit 5 hours a day and prepare below regular situations. In specific, it calls for a discount in isolation days for the 47 remoted gamers (ily now has 72), with the option to run more tests that would confirm that all are negative. He also demands an authorization for the confined to visit their staff or the movement of players in private homes with a court to train … Not sure that his requests – which are not, however, extravagant – succeed because the state of Victoria decides, not the boss of the Australian Open. Djokovic has a long arm but all the same… This Sunday Graig Tiley has already said that the dates of the tournament will not change (February 8–21), and too bad for the confined deprived of training. In the meantime, the latter, to occupy the time, post videos on social networks from their 5-star hotel rooms. Yulia Putintseva improvised a wall, just like Pablo Cuevas.
The Serbian’s letter should, a priori, be well received by those confined, but it is already making some teeth cringe. Swiss Stan Wawrinka wrote on Twitter “From Adelaide? Ahhahah “. Because Djokovic, like a few other players, is in the “VIP” bubble in Adelaide, where he has to play an exhibition on January 29. In order not to clog the Melbourne site, a dozen stars are spending their quarantine in Adelaide with less drastic restrictions. So the organization decided. The world number one, was moved by the inequality of treatment between the two bubbles. Arrived on Thursday on the site, he has already hit a few balls with his staff in the ultra secure training center provided by the organizers …