• Fago Franklin III

Concerns for Australian Open

New York- With the upcoming tennis schedule, there have been some major concerns with getting hotels and the organizers for the Australian Open on the same page.


Since COVID-19 cases have increased, the Australian Open wanted to proceed with having the tournament in a safe environment. Originally, the players that were playing in the tournament would have to quarantine for two weeks in hotels that have been approved by the Australian Open committee.


However, Apartment owners on the premises of a luxury Melbourne Hotel may use legal action, because nobody notified them that international players may stay at the hotel and they felt like it was pushed on them. "It's incredibly arrogant to ambush us this way as if it's a done deal. There are substantive public health and legal issues that have not even been examined," Mark Nicholson, a long-time apartment owner at the Westin, told Fairfax Media."


Westin's management stated that owners knew about the safety plan and told them that they will not have any close contact with them.


Right on, the story is ongoing and details will be provided if anything else happens.

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