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  • Some of the world's top tennis players, including number one Novak Djokovic, have questioned Australia's strict quarantine rules ahead of the Australian Open tournament that kicks off next month.

  • But Australian authorities again echoed there earlier stance that the rules would not be bent for anyone.

  • More than 70 players and their entourages are confined to their hotel rooms after passengers on three charter flights tested positive for the coronavirus on the top of the list for requests, players demanded that they should be allowed to train on tennis courts during their mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine on Tuesday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the answer was simply no.

  • Tournament director Craig Tilly spoke to the players on a call Monday night to smooth over their concerns on that call.

  • There were about 500 players and the vast majority off happy to be here, pleased to be here and uh and really getting ready in the next two weeks to be able to get out and play the leading events and then play this really open on February the eighth.

  • So meanwhile in neighboring state New South Wales, Hollywood actor Matt Damon was granted an exemption from hotel quarantine after arriving in Sydney to film a sequel to the superhero film four.

  • Damon flew in on a private jet and will stay in a rented house under security and pay for hospital grade cleaning for his 14 day quarantine.

  • That's according to a doctor involved with his quarantine who spoke to local media.

  • Australia questioned how the government could make room for 1200 tennis players and their entourages the next month's Australian Open, but not its own citizens who were stranded overseas.

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country has halved the number of people who can return to the country each week as positive coronavirus cases in hotel quarantine rise.

Some of the world's top tennis players, including number one Novak Djokovic, have questioned Australia's strict quarantine rules ahead of the Australian Open tournament that kicks off next month.

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Australia says 'no' to tennis stars' demands

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/21
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