3 days John Isner skips Australian Open over COVID-19 protocols Inquirer
American John Isner will not travel to Melbourne for next month's Australian Open as strict COVID-19 health protocols would have forced him to be away from his family for an extended period, the 35-year-old said on Monday. Players are set to begin arriving in Melbourne this week for the Grand Slam event and Victoria's state government has said it is imposing the strongest restrictions seen at any tennis tournament for the Feb. 8-21 Open. Players and staff have to isolate for two weeks before they take part in warmup events at Melbourne Park, which is also the venue for the ... more