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So in the middle of this slight panic over the new Melbourne Covid-19 case, we notionally have thousands pouring into the Australian Open precinct for the first day of the international tournament.
Crowds have already been reduced due to Covid-19, but Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley said earlier today that the new case (which isn’t associated with any tennis quarantine hotels) would not affect the start of the Open.
Spectators begin to arrive on day one of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.