Australia, 8/2 (AO Bureau) : Novak Djokovic was about to answer a question about audience attendance at the Australian Open 2021, but the world’s number one tennis player then suddenly stopped and confirmed to the official whether the year before. Fans are allowed to visit Melbourne Park for the Grand Slam tournament. In fact, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, most tournaments have been played in the absence of spectators, but as of now, the plan will allow up to 30,000 visitors a day to the Australian Open, which is about 50 percent of the total capacity.
The last 12 months were affected by the epidemic after Djokovic won his eighth Australian Open title. Also this week, the Australian Open preparatory tournament matches were halted for 24 hours due to the threat of a coronavirus epidemic. Djokovic asked the official conducting his press conference on Sunday, “Is the audience still allowed to come?” I don’t know, things are changing daily. ”
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After the official’s acceptance Djokovic said, “The presence of the audience is fantastic, even if a percentage of people come to the match, it will still be some. I don’t want to be alone on the court. “He said,” It feels strange when you play in a big empty stadium. ”
Until last month, it was not even decided whether the Australian Open would be organized or not. Until recently, it was not decided how many fans would be allowed to come to the stadium. All these decisions were in the hands of the state government and health officials and the situation was changing rapidly.