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72 gamers have been confined to their rooms after passengers on the constitution flights that carried them to Australia examined positive for the virus; Rafael Nadal, together with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, is isolating in Adelaide and mentioned he felt “very sorry” for these in onerous isolation

Last Updated: 27/01/21 6:58am

Rafael Nadal has urged tennis players to have a wider perspective of the strict health measures in Australia during the coronavirus pandemic

Rafael Nadal has urged tennis gamers to have a wider perspective of the strict well being measures in Australia throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Rafael Nadal feels tennis gamers are privileged to have the ability to compete on the Australian Open throughout the coronavirus pandemic and urged fellow members to have a wider perspective of the strict well being measures in the nation.

About 1,200 members had been allowed to fly to Australia for the summer time of tennis as 1000’s of its residents are unable to return residence as a consequence of journey restrictions.

Players are serving 14 days of isolation throughout which they’re allowed 5 hours outdoors their rooms every day to coach for the yr’s first Grand Slam, which has been delayed by three weeks and will probably be performed from Feb. 8-21.

But 72 gamers have been confined to their rooms after passengers on the constitution flights that carried them to Australia examined positive for the virus.

Nadal, together with high gamers like Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, is isolating in Adelaide and mentioned he felt “very sorry” for these in onerous isolation.

Nadal and Novak Djokovic will start their 2021 seasons on February 2 when they lead Spain and Serbia respectively in the ATP Cup

Nadal and Novak Djokovic will begin their 2021 seasons on February 2 once they lead Spain and Serbia respectively in the ATP Cup

“But when we came here we knew that the measures were going to be strict because we knew that the country is doing great with the pandemic,” the Spaniard advised CNN.

“It’s normal to complain in some way but on the other hand when you have a little bit wider perspective of what’s going on… you see how many are dying around the world.

“You see how many individuals are shedding their father, their mum, with out having the possibility to say goodbye. It’s an actual factor, that is what’s occurring in my nation for instance. Close individuals to me are struggling this example.”

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British number three Heather Watson performed a ‘quarantine triathlon’ in her hotel room as she remains in isolation ahead of the Australian Open

British number three Heather Watson performed a ‘quarantine triathlon’ in her hotel room as she remains in isolation ahead of the Australian Open

Australia has recorded more than 22,000 cases and 909 deaths from coronavirus. It had no new local cases for the 10th straight day on Wednesday.

After the 14-day isolation, players will be allowed to train normally and then compete at tune-up events next week.

“The world is struggling in normal, so we won’t complain,” Nadal added. “You have to remain slightly extra positive. I really feel that we’re privileged individuals at present, having the possibility to maintain doing our jobs.”

Organisers also received backing from 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams, who has travelled to Australia with three-year-old daughter Olympia.

Serena Williams also supports the strict Covid-19 protocols

Serena Williams additionally helps the strict Covid-19 protocols

“It’s tremendous, tremendous strict, however it’s actually good,” she said on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

“It’s insane and tremendous intense however it’s tremendous good as a result of after that you would be able to have a brand new regular like we had been used to this time final yr in the United States.

“It’s definitely hard with a three-year-old to be in the hotel all day, but it’s worth it because you want everyone to be safe at the end of the day.”

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