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Australian Open 2021: Two more players test positive for COVID-19, tally rises to 10
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Australian Open 2021: Two more players test positive for COVID-19, tally rises to 10

It is the latest blow to preparations for the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne — which has already be delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic.

Australian Open 2021: Two players test positive for coronavirus, say officials
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Australian Open 2021: Two players test positive for coronavirus, say officials

A total of nine people have tested positive while in quarantine ahead of the event in Melbourne, but two cases were deemed to be historical infections on Tuesday.

Australian Open 2021: 3 more COVID-19 cases linked to arrivals, organisers rule out format change
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Australian Open 2021: 3 more COVID-19 cases linked to arrivals, organisers rule out format change

In good news for players in lockdown, there were suggestions that some may be allowed to leave their rooms for practice before the 14-day hard quarantine period.

Australian Open 2021: Nick Kyrgios slams 'tool' Novak Djokovic as tensions run high in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2021: Nick Kyrgios slams 'tool' Novak Djokovic as tensions run high in Melbourne

Kyrgios joined a wave of criticism of the Serb for reportedly issuing a list of demands for quarantined players who have arrived in Melbourne and Adelaide on chartered flights.

Australian Open 2021: Bianca Andreescu coach Sylvain Bruneau tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2021: Bianca Andreescu coach Sylvain Bruneau tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne

In all, 47 players have been barred from practising in Melbourne after it was revealed that passengers on two charter flights — one from Abu Dhabi and one from Los Angeles — tested positive.

Australian Open 2021: Forty-seven players barred from practising after 'close contact' with COVID-19 positive individuals
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Australian Open 2021: Forty-seven players barred from practising after 'close contact' with COVID-19 positive individuals

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was reported by local media to be among a group of players set to be under the strictest quarantine for two weeks.

Australian Open 2021: Players start to arrive in Melbourne; straight into 14-day quarantine
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Australian Open 2021: Players start to arrive in Melbourne; straight into 14-day quarantine

The charters and the early arrivals are all part of Tennis Australia's attempt to have the tournament happen despite a ban on international arrivals into the country.

Australian Open 2021: No special favours for virus-hit Andy Murray, Aussie health chiefs say
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Australian Open 2021: No special favours for virus-hit Andy Murray, Aussie health chiefs say

Britain's Press Association news agency said Murray, apparently in good health, was hoping to arrive in Australia at a later date.

Australian Open 2021: American Madison Keys tests positive for COVID-19, likely to miss tournament
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Australian Open 2021: American Madison Keys tests positive for COVID-19, likely to miss tournament

The 25-year-old American's announcement came just hours after former world number one and three-time major winner Andy Murray said he too had tested positive for the virus.

Australian Open 2021: Andy Murray tests COVID-19 positive, participation in doubt
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Australian Open 2021: Andy Murray tests COVID-19 positive, participation in doubt

Murray, who has finished runner-up in Melbourne on five separate occasions, is currently isolating at home, and is still hopeful of competing in the tournament.

Australian Open 2021: Tennys Sandgren allowed to board charter flight despite positive COVID-19 result
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Australian Open 2021: Tennys Sandgren allowed to board charter flight despite positive COVID-19 result

Sandgren was given a special clearance to board one of the flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne despite testing positive to COVID-19 in November and again on Monday.

Australian Open 2021: Dominic Thiem's coach Nicolas Massu positive for coronavirus as Slam nears
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Australian Open 2021: Dominic Thiem's coach Nicolas Massu positive for coronavirus as Slam nears

Thiem's father told Austrian media that he would train with Dominic and fellow Austrian Dennis Novak.

Australian Open 2021: Qualifying events in Doha, Dubai complete; 15 charters to arrive in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2021: Qualifying events in Doha, Dubai complete; 15 charters to arrive in Melbourne

The Australian Open draw will be held on 4 February, four days ahead of the start of the main tournament, which ends 21 February with the men's singles final.

Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya to miss tournament due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
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Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya to miss tournament due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Nadal is aiming to clinch a 21st major title in Melbourne, which would put him ahead of Federer's 20 as the most successful men's player of all time.

Australian Open 2021: India's Ankita Raina loses to Olga Danilovic, eliminated in final round of qualifiers
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Australian Open 2021: India's Ankita Raina loses to Olga Danilovic, eliminated in final round of qualifiers

In the women's singles qualifiers being held in Dubai, Ankita lost the third and final round 2-6, 6-3, 1-6 to her Serbian opponent in almost two hours.

Australian Open 2021: Denis Kudla tests positive for COVID-19, forced to pull out despite winning qualifier
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Australian Open 2021: Denis Kudla tests positive for COVID-19, forced to pull out despite winning qualifier

The fourth seed learned of the positive test when 5-3 up in the second set against Moroccan Elliot Benchetrit, but was allowed to complete the ninth game.

Australian Open 2021: 'It wasn't an easy decision', John Isner says he won't play in tournament
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Australian Open 2021: 'It wasn't an easy decision', John Isner says he won't play in tournament

"It really was just a situation where I didn't want to be away from my family for that long. So, I've decided to stay home," Isner said.

Australian Open 2021 qualifiers: Two players test positive for COVID-19, withdraw from qualifying tournament
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Australian Open 2021 qualifiers: Two players test positive for COVID-19, withdraw from qualifying tournament

Australian Open organizers said all players who started in the qualifying tournament had returned at least one negative test after arriving into Doha, where they were tested on arrival and isolated until they returned a negative result.

Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty to headline Australian Open warm-up tournaments
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Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty to headline Australian Open warm-up tournaments

Organisers have branded the WTA 500 and ATP 250 events as the Melbourne Summer Series and named each tournament after areas of Victoria state.

Tennis in 2021: COVID-19 questions remain key; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic eye records
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Tennis in 2021: COVID-19 questions remain key; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic eye records

Nadal can break a tie with Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam singles titles for a man after matching him with No. 20 at the French Open in October; by March, Djokovic can surpass Federer's record for most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings