This Friday, the Adelaide Tennis Exhibition was crowded on the first day of the tournament, which is set to begin at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, and 8 February. The game’s biggest stars such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep were closely watched by over four thousand people. On the Internet, many people were unsure whether the photo was actually from 2021.
Adelaide 2021 Tennis Tournament – Photo: Disclosure
Australia was one of the most successful countries to counter the Kovid-19. There have been no deaths from the disease since October, and since then, new daily cases, barely more than ten, are always monitored and tracked, so that the epidemic does not begin again on the spot.
The world’s top tennis players have been in Australia for more than two weeks. The rules of the competition put a severe quarantine for each player, who was to spend two weeks in the organization’s hotels, being able to train for only a few hours. Athletes arriving on flights who were infected had to stay in their hotel rooms without being able to go out for any activity.
Djokovic announces return, but plays set
Novak Djokovic on display in Adelaide, Australia – Photo: Mark Brake / Getty Images
Which surprised Novak Djokovic when he entered the court. The Serbian even announced that he would withdraw from the match against Jannik Sinar due to a bubble in his right hand. With that, his compatriot Philip Krajinovic replaced him and won 6/3 in the first set. Number 1 in the world played in the second partial and showed a very aggressive tennis to get a new 6/3 and win over the young Italian.
Serena defeated Osaka; Nadal beats Thiem
In other matches in Adelaide, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka played a fluctuating game, but the American fared better with 6/2, 2/6 and 10-7 in the end, defining the clash in the match tie-break. .
In the day’s opening clash, Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in 2 sets in 0, partial 7/5 and 6/4 in a very balanced game, but took a break at the end of each period with the Spaniard.