Will the wildfires burning cause the Australian Open 2020 to be delayed?
Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, is willing to delay the start if conditions worsen
“I think they’re going to try to do anything to not delay anything in terms of days and when it starts, But if it comes down to, those conditions affecting the health of players, I think we should definitely consider it
“If it comes down to, those conditions affecting the health of players, I think we should definitely consider it”
Obviously tracking the situation every single day as it’s evolving. I think they will if it continues the same way and if the quality of air is affected in Melbourne or Sydney, I think Tennis Australia probably will be forced to create some rules about it.
It’s tough for them because scheduling … has to be respected in terms of play and the Australian Open starts at a certain time, so there’s a lot of different things involved. But health is a concern for me and for anybody.”
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