Australian Open officials are “confident” they will soon be able to announce plans for the Australian Open.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley released a statement on Tuesday and said he was working “closely and productively” with the Victorian Government, “given the risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
“We are also in constant communication with the global tennis community, including the Tours, the players and their teams, as we consult with them on plans for the event and how players can safely practise and prepare for a Grand Slam tournament under the Victorian Government’s proposed quarantine conditions,” he said in a statement.
“Understandably there has been public speculation on the various plans under consideration as well as the many confidential conversations that have taken place and our position remains clear – everything will require approval and agreement from the Victorian Government before it can be confirmed.
“The protection and safety of the community remains paramount in the discussions.
“Our team continues to work on delivering a fantastic – and safe – AO 2021 for the players, the fans, our partners and our staff. We look forward to announcing more details, including when tickets will go on sale, very soon.”