Australia awards almost 4,500 euros to tennis players who travel alone

Australia awards almost 4,500 euros to tennis players who travel alone

The slopes of Melbourne Park

LYou tennis players are already on their way to Australia, most of them to Melbourne and a small group to Adelaide, aware of the harsh protocols that await them during the 14 days of quarantine. From the 31st of this month they will be able to return to normality with the official start of the tour through the antipodes.

The Australian Government delayed the start of the ‘Grand Slam’ for three weeks, from January 18 to February 8, to take the corresponding health measures for foreigners who gradually enter the country as of mid-January.

How do you want an entry in dropper windows, the presence of people related to tennis was limited to 1,200 people. That is why the tournament rewards the tennis players classified for the individual table of the first great who decide to travel alone with an income of 7,000 Australian dollars (4,452 euros).

It is more or less the amount that the organization calculates that the trip, hotel and maintenance of a companion would have cost. And it should be remembered that Tennis Australia pays in an extraordinary way for the pandemic situation everything to a player and one more person during the two weeks of confinement in which the racket professionals will only be able to go out for five hours to train on the slopes of Melbourne Park.

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Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.