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AO boss Tiley lived in fear of sudden cancellation

Possible threats of a last-minute government COVID-19 shutdown of the Australian Open kept tournament boss Craig Tiley on edge throughout the fortnight. The South African revealed

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Open boss relieved to get Grand Slam off and running

Tournament boss Craig Tiley could not help but pat himself on the back with the Australian Open ready to lift off for 2021 on Monday.

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Masks on “indoors” at AO, health bosses rule

Australian government health bosses will take a hard line when the Open begins on Monday, ruling that spectators will have to wear masks when seated

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Friday rain forecast just another blow to troubled AO

As if organisational troubles weren’t already tough, a forecast of all-day rain on Friday could deal another blow to the troubled Australian tennis summer. The grim weather

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Cat call from quarantined Australian Open player

Australia Open chief Craig Tiley said a request from a player for a kitten to play with during lockdown was the oddest demand his staff

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Only 22 players left in Melbourne lockdown

All but 22 players are out of quarantine and preparing for pre-Open events next week as Melbourne readies itself to stage the first Grand Slam

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Djokovic was right to ask questions: Becker

Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic has copped unfair criticism for his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley requesting better conditions for players in quarantine. Djokovic

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My AO ideas have been taken the wrong way

Novak Djokovic said his suggestions for easing of strict Australian Open lockdown were meant in good faith as an aid to his fellow confined players.

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Tiley’s AO hardline won’t help player quarantine morale

Craig Tiley may be inflaming player discontent behind the lockdown walls with his Wednesday comment that elite players deserve special treatment prior to the delayed

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Australian Open won’t bend five-set format

Quarantine stress and lack of match fitness will be no excuse for players, with men still required to play the best of five sets when