“We will get everyone to Melbourne” – CEO of Tennis Australia expresses assurance over travel arrangements for players

CEO of Tennis Australia, Craig Tiley also provided an update on Twitter for players having concerns about travelling to Melbourne for the season-opening Major of 2021.

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Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia

Complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, tennis players have expressed major concerns about their participation at the opening Grand Slam of the year – Australian Open which is temporarily scheduled to begin from February 8th. After a plethora of problems initially, things are looking good for the Melbourne Slam now. Through the travel arrangements provided by the organizers, players will travel to Australia at the end of this month.

However, travelling happens to be the biggest concern for the players as quarantine rules have made it difficult for the players to have a good and hassle free experience at the season-opening Major.

“Each plane will be limited to 20% capacity” – Craig Tiley

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"We will get everyone to Melbourne" - CEO of Tennis Australia expresses assurance over travel arrangements for players 2

The 2021 tennis season is beginning soon and fans are looking forward to the first Grand Slam of the year. Unfortunately, this edition of the event has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the organizers are set to answer all concerns regarding the same, just like they did with travel arrangements.

CEO of Tennis Australia provided an update in a recent tweet saying, “There are a lot of pieces to this logistical puzzle and the last few are being finalized right now. We will have as many as 18 planes and each will be limited to 20% capacity to ensure the flights are as safe as possible for everyone. We appreciate your patience and are conscious that time timelines are very tight, We are doing our utmost to get the flight details to the entire playing group as soon as possible. Thank you for bearing with us, we will get everyone to Melbourne.”

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