Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic’s request for a shorter quarantine period has been rejected by the Australian Open authorities. The world number 1wrote to Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley with a list of "demands", asking for reduced isolation periods and having players moved to "private houses with tennis courts”.
Authorities have made it clear that rules will not be bent for the overseas players and celebrities.More than 70 players are currently in strong quarantine and won’t be allowed to leave their hotel rooms or practice for 14 days.
Others in less rigorous quarantine will be allowed to practice for five hours daily. Novak is a part of the less rigorous routine.
“There’s been a bit of chatter from a number of players about the rules. Well, the rules apply tothem as they apply to everybody else, and they were all briefed on that before they came and that was a condition on which they came. There’s no special treatment here … because the virusdoesn’t treat you specially, so neither do we,” Victoria Premier’s Daniel Andrews said on Monday."People are free to provide lists of demands, but the answer is no.”