Australian Open preparation in turmoil after Covid-19 positive at players’ hotel

The Australian summer of tennis has been clouded with further uncertainty after up to 600 tennis players, officials and support staff were required to isolate until they return a negative test for Covid-19 following the news that a worker at an Australian Open quarantine hotel had tested positive for the virus.

Tennis Australia consequently announced that all matches scheduled for Thursday at the warm-up tournaments have been postponed until Friday.

a man standing in front of a television: Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters

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Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters

The infected person, a 26 year-old man, had been working at the Grand Hyatt Hotel during the players’ time there and his

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