The first Grand Slam of the year arrived safely in the midst of the crisis.
Criticized for maintaining the health rules imposed on players at all costs, the tournament management stood firm and won its bet despite the ups and downs.
The Australian Open has known everything: quarantine, the return of the public, behind closed doors. Craig Tiley, the tournament director, had, in presentation, admitted: “If we do, it will be a little miracle.Relieved, he saw Melbourne applaud two magnificent champions: Novak Djokovic, winner for the 9e times (for the 18e times in Grand Slam), relaunched in the race for records behind the duo Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal (20), and Naomi Osaka (23), who is asserting herself as the new patron of the women’s circuit.
● With the public, it changes everything
On the other side of the world, tennis has found its soul again thanks to the public. A small victory against the Covid-19. The first Grand Slam of the year could be contested with days of up to 30,000 spectators. An enchanted parenthesis, before reality takes over in a country where we do not joke
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