There is a surprising announcement ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. Tennis professionals who are infected with the corona virus are still allowed to play their matches. The Australian Open starts on January 16th.

The head of the association, Craig Tiley, from the national association Tennis Australia, announced on Monday that the participants in the tournament would no longer be required to test. This is reported by the “Spiegel”. Even positive tests no longer have to be submitted.

Despite this, the federation is asking that players and staff who are unwell stay at home, The Age newspaper quotes Tiley as saying. But if you feel physically fit, you can compete in the match. This means that there can be symptom-free players who are infected with the virus.

The rules were different last year. At that time, tennis superstar Novak Djokovic had to leave the country before the first game. The reason: the lack of vaccination against the corona virus. In addition to his visa cancellation, a three-year entry ban was imposed on him. This entry ban has since been lifted. This means that the 35-year-old Serb can compete again at the Australian Open this year. He is a nine-time tournament winner.

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