Training during quarantine
Now it is presumed that the players would be allowed to train outside their hotel rooms during the quarantine period.
According to reports in the Australian media, Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley confirmed in an e-mail to players that authorities had agreed to allow players to train during two weeks of strict quarantine.
Tennis Australia has been in talks with the Victoria state government over the COVID-19 protocols to be established for those arriving ahead of the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.
State officials had earlier confirmed that the players will have to undergo quarantine and that the tournament will have to be pushed back by a week or two.
Men's champion and current ATP world No.1 Novak Djokovic had earlier urged the government to support players heading into the Australian Open, with the Serb calling for authorities to sanction lead-up tournaments while quarantining.
There had been reports pre-Australian Open events will be held in Victoria, rather than around Australia in cities like Sydney and Brisbane, in order to minimise travel ahead of the year's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne.
Kenin gets ready
The 2020 Australian Open was probably one of the last tennis tournaments to be held within a packed stadium. Women's champion Sofia Kenin has already started her training in the right earnest at hime.
With Australian media reporting that players will be allowed to train for upto five hours during the quarantine, the American is getting ready for it.