EXCLUSIVE – MacDonald (Director of Adelaide International): “A different challenge, Australia is no longer as free of COVID-19 as it was in 2021”
The countdown is running relentlessly, 2022 season is around the corner. Less than a year after it was last seen, Australia is preparing to welcome the return of the world’s tennis circus. At the end of December, around the 28th and 29th, most of the athletes will arrive on the island to start the busy summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Among the stages of the beginning of the season thereAdelaide Intl Who moves everything with 4 events in 2 weeks (2 ATP and 2 WTA). A few days before the start of the first two events (January 3-9), the ATP 250 and WTA 500 player of Strong Gravity, Tournament Manager Alistair MacDonald interview with Italian tennis. “This year we will be hosting two ATP 250, WTA 500 and WTA 250 tournaments: they will be two amazing weeks for us. We are preparing quickly because the real confirmation of the calendar and events only arrived in the last monthAnd So we didn’t have much time – MacDonald highlights -. The players will be arriving in Adelaide on December 28th and I have to say the entry lists are fantastic. Naturally, the WTA 500 is the leader, with eight of the world’s top ten players currently registered. However, even in the men’s tournaments, I must say that the interval is interesting: 2022 is expected to be great.”
For the second year in a row, Adelaide has responded successfully to the pandemic, in fact in 2021 it hosted the WTA 500 and ‘A Day at the Drive’, an exhibition that saw Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Janek Sener among the supporters. These players have actually passed a quarantine period. In the capital of South Australia. “In 2021 we hosted the WTA Tour Championship and the Show, so this is the second year we’ve been organizing events under special circumstances.And But we tolerate well. I think back to February 2021, when hosting “A Day at the Drive” was a special experience. For many players, this was their first open tournament in nearly a year, and they were all excited and a couple of the coaches were also excited in the stands. – The CEO of Tennis South Australia recalls with pleasure -. It was also a special experience for the people of Adelaide because their city had the best in the world and 11,000 tickets were sold out in a matter of minutes.“.
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