Tennis Australia will cover the hotel quarantine costs for the Australian Open, confirming the Victorian government won’t be splitting the spiralling bill.
TA put out a statement late on Wednesday conceding Open boss Craig Tiley was wrong to claim the Victorian government would subsidise the cost of quarantine which is expected to be around $40 million.
“Tennis Australia is funding the AO quarantine program,” the statement said.
The correction came after it was confirmed at least one male player was a confirmed COVID-19 case, putting his tournament in jeopardy.
There are two players among 10 cases linked to the 17 Open charter flights, but only one is likely to be reclassified as viral shedding.
The other, an unnamed male player, as well as…