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Australian Open: quarantine food for players

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Australian Open officials once again appear to have more issues to tackle after a number of players took to social media to voice their displeasure with the food provided at their quarantine hotel.

On a day when it was revealed that a plane full of players and staff was forced into a strict quarantine after two people aboard a chartered flight tested positive for coronavirus, hotel food is now the final hurdle facing the upcoming tournament in February.

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who is currently ranked No.15 in the world, took to his Instagram story with a photo of his food, adding “really?” in his post.

Italian star and world No.17 Fabio Fognini took a similar approach to Carreno Busta when he made it clear in his social media post that he hopes next time will have a better serving of food.

For Frenchman Benoit Paire, the current world No. 28 has opted for delivery instead and opted for a McDonald’s delivery slip.

Around 1,200 elite international players and their support staff are ready to arrive in Melbourne to begin their 14 day quarantine periods before the tournament scheduled to start on February 8.

Hundreds of people have already arrived since Thursday, by plane on charter flights organized by the Australian Open.

All Australian Open players and officials must return a negative COVID-19 test before taking a flight to Australia.


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