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Tournament boss: ‘All confidence that the Australian Open will continue’

08.11 am: The Australian Open kicks off as scheduled on Monday, February 8. That said director Craig Tiley of the grand slam tournament in Melbourne, despite the fact that 160 tennis players, among others, were quarantined after an employee of a players hotel was found to be infected with the corona virus. “We have every confidence that the Australian Open will go ahead,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

The preparation tournaments leading up to the tournament will resume on Friday, Tiley said. This also applies to the ATP Cup, which is held in Melbourne. The draw for the Australian Open will also take place on Friday, a day later than planned.

In total, as a precautionary measure, all players, coaches, officials and staff members who stayed in the hotel in question were quarantined. It concerns a total of 507 people. They all undergo a corona test on Thursday evening (local time). If it turns out negative, the tennis players can leave the hotel again to train.

Sixers too strong for Hornets in NBA

08.09 amThe Philadelphia 76ers basketball players still hold the lead in the eastern division of the NBA. The team also won its third away game in a row, with 118-111 vs. Charlotte Hornets. Top scorer Joel Embiid, back after a back injury, scored 34 points. Tobias Harris was good for 26 points.

Los Angeles Clippers, second in the western division standings behind league-leader Utah Jazz, recorded a big win over Cleveland Cavaliers: 121-99. Paul George excelled with 36 points, Kawhi Leonard scored 24.

Milwaukee Bucks, the runner-up in the Eastern Division, won 130-110 against Indiana Pacers. Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered a triple-double: 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Top scorer with the Pacers was Domantas Sabonis with 33 points.

‘Full confidence in continuing Australian Open’ | Sport
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