- Australian Open COVID scare as two passengers on flight chartered for tennis tournament test positive | 9news.com.au
A plane full of Australian Open tennis players and staff has been forced into strict quarantine after two people on-board tested positive for coronavirus, a leaked email has revealed. The flight from Los Angeles landed in Melbourne early yesterday morning and tests were conducted soon afterwards.There were 79 people on the flight, including 67 passengers. Of those passengers, 24 are players.COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria later confirmed the infected people were a flight crew member and a Australian Open participant who is not a player. Now nobody aboard that flight will be allowed to leave their rooms for the whole two weeks.
- “Rafael Nadal raises your level in all aspects” – Bautista Agut’s coach on training with the King of Clay | sportskeeda.com
Venrdrell asserted that Rafael Nadal pushes his practice partners to their absolute limit. He also pointed out that the Spaniard’s competitive streak is evident even in his training sessions.
“(With) Rafael Nadal, the margins of error do not exist, if you make a little mistake he takes advantage of it very well,” Vendrell added. “It takes a lot of intensity, start each point aggressively, even if you hit hard and you know well that you can reach the defensive phase because he counterattacks… he raises the physical, tennis, mental and tactical levels. It is like a centrifuge. He takes you out of your comfort zone, removes everything from within and demands a lot from you.”
“Rafael Nadal is also good at doing the best of the three, both physically and mentally,” Ferrero added. The trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has dominated tennis tours for the past decade and a half, winning a total of 57 Grand Slam titles among them. They have also won the last 13 major titles in a spectacular way, suggesting that they won’t go away anytime soon.
Australian Open preparations are in disarray with a planeload of tennis stars forced into hard lockdown after sharing a chartered flight from LA with two COVID cases. So far, players quarantining in Adelaide have tested negative allowing them to hit the court and even mingle with fans from a distance.