Preparation tournament at Melbourne Park
To make it easier for Kerber and other players who are still in quarantine to return to the game after a 14-day tennis break, organizers of the Australian Open have planned for the first week of the first Grand Slam tournament (8 To 21 February 2021): There will be another tournament in the run-up specifically for players who are currently unable to train.
“This is a particularly difficult situation for professionals who are in a difficult lockdown and we are doing everything possible to help them,” said tournament director Craig Tilley. Those affected should receive preferential treatment in the days before the start of the Australian Open when training places are allocated.
Men play for ATP Cup
A total of three tournaments for women and two tournaments for men and the ATP Cup are now taking place before the Australian Open. All events are held in Melbourne Park.
Around Alexander Zverev, the German team will take on defending champions Serbia and Canada in the ATP Cup. Kerber, unlike Zverev, Yannick Hanfman (Tennisbase Oberching), Jan-Lenard Struff and two French Open winners Kevin Kravitz and Andreas Mies are among the professionals allowed to interrupt their quarantine for five hours of training a day is. Which is a great benefit to use especially for heat in Australia.
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