Tennis superstars including Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams touch down in Adelaide and Melbourne and head straight into lodge quarantine forward of Covid-secure Australian Open up
- Particular charter of megastars will be heading to Adelaide for exhibition event
- Megastars contain: Djokovic, Nadal, Williams, Halep, Osaka and Thiem
- Very first of 15 constitution flights carrying tennis players have landed in Melbourne
- Andy Murray has analyzed positive for Covid-19 and will not be attending
- Tennis players will be subjected to a lodge quarantine in Melbourne & Adelaide
Global tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne forward of subsequent month’s Australian Open up, as Victoria’s Leading Daniel Andrews defends the grand slam heading in advance.
The first of 15 charter flights carrying tennis players and officers for the tournament, starting up on February 8, landed at Tullamarine’s Melbourne Jet Foundation about 6pm on Thursday.
The Doha flight arrivals were greeted by airport employees and biosecurity officers carrying individual protective equipment such as masks and face shields, in advance of becoming whisked away to hotel quarantine.
Mega-stars like Novak Djokovic (pictured), Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem have landed in Adelaide forward of memorial event
1st of 15 constitution flights carrying tennis players and officers for the match have landed in Melbourne. Pictured: Serena Williams and her daughter arriving in Adelaide
More personal jets from Doha, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai will land in the Victorian money about the next 36 several hours.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was set to leave this week for Melbourne but examined good to Covid a several times in the past.
The Brit is isolating at household and is hopeful of recovering in time to fly out to Australia following remaining handed a wildcard for the Grand Slam.
American environment no.50 Tennys Sandgren, who was allowed to board his LA flight in spite of tests favourable for coronavirus this week, is expected to arrive just just before 3am Friday AEDT.
The previous Australian Open quarter-finalist was deemed to be no extended contagious and a scenario of viral shedding, acquiring been struck down with COVID-19 in November.
Over the following 36 several hours, far more private jets will land in Victorian capital ahead of the grand slam. Pictured: Rafael Nadal at Adelaide Airport
All players and personnel must quarantine at one of three Australian Open-dedicated resorts for two weeks in Melbourne. Pictured: Naomi Osaka landing in Adelaide
All players and staff members centered in Victoria will be analyzed daily and should quarantine at just one of 3 Australian Open-dedicated lodges for two months.
But not all will be serving their quarantine stint in Melbourne.
Two specific constitution planes with mega-stars such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem are traveling immediate to Adelaide on Thursday night time.
They will quarantine in North Adelaide’s Majestic M Lodge ahead of an exhibition function at Memorial Push on January 29 in the South Australian funds.
Ahead of the 1200-solid intercontinental contingent’s arrival, Mr Andrews turned down criticism of the Australian Open up heading in advance inspite of countless numbers of Victorians not getting capable to return home from the ‘red zones’ of the Increased Brisbane and Sydney.
He said the grand slam was cleared to proceed on general public well being guidance and included it is a significant employment creator.
‘This function is really vital to our town and our condition,’ he instructed reporters.
‘It is worthy of going to these unprecedented measures to be positive it goes forward.’
There has been criticism from the Australian Open going in advance but the grand slam has been cleared to move forward as it will be Covid-risk-free. Pictured: Dominic Thiem at Adelaide