LE SCAN SPORT – Complaints from athletes placed in strict quarantine in their rooms before the start of the event do not reach some players on the circuit.
Since their arrival on Australian soil to participate in the Australian Open which is to begin on February 8, the players are subject to very strict rules of confinement. About fifty participants were forced to remain isolated in their hotel for fifteen days after the discovery of positive cases for the coronavirus among the passengers of the planes borrowed by the stars of the little yellow ball.
If some players try to be positive by staging their comical training sessions in the rooms, others do not hide their frustration on social networks, like Alizé Cornet, who describes the quarantine measure as “insane”. . The Frenchwoman, however, withdrew her message by quickly apologizing to the Australian population: “Your reaction to this tactless comment made me realize what you experienced last year and how much you suffered, she said. written. I think I’m a little anxious about all that and I would have done better to keep quiet ”.
In the ranks of the athletes, voices have been raised against those who complain about their fate while waiting to be able to do battle on the courts with the prospect of receiving, no matter what, a nice check for 100,000 dollars for their participation in the first round. Out in the second round of qualifying, the American Sachia Vickery will not have the chance to be part of the main draw. The 158th World has raged against those it considers privileged as so many people suffer from the consequences of the pandemic.
“If you have time to whine, you have time to find a solution”
“How can these major AO players complain about the quarantine measures?” Do you have a chance to travel and compete after a global pandemic where people are suffering to survive, when you earn 100,000 dollars just to sit in a room for 2 weeks? ”The 25-year-old said annoyed. Last Friday, Victoria Azarenka had also stood out by trying to make the situation positive despite the difficult context. “If you have time to whine, you have time to find a solution”, blurted the Russian on her account.
Reilly Opelka’s words are more muffled but the great American server seems tired of the flood of messages spilled on social networks for a few days. “I find tennis players sharing their midlife workouts on their story so little fun. We have already seen these same videos 6 months ago ”, explained the 40e world player.