Nick Kyrgios has raised questions over whether he will be competing in his Australian Open warm-up match tomorrow after some reports suggested all events due to take place at Melbourne Park have been cancelled.
A coronavirus outbreak at one of the Australian Open’s hotels, which houses players, staff and officials, has been forced into quarantine.
A security guard at the hotel has produced a positive COVID-19 test and around 600 people have been forced into isolation.
The Metro claims all matches due to take place at the home of the Australian Open have been cancelled.
And Kyrgios has made it clear that the players have not yet been informed, writing on Twitter to: “Do I play?”
In a seperate tweet he also wrote: “Am I playing tomorrow?”
WTA world No 85 Kirsten Flipkens responded to Kyrgios with “no”, indicating that some players have been informed of the cancellation.
Earlier in the day Kyrgios had a trademark row with an umpire during his Murray River Open clash with Harry Bourchier.
The 25-year-old was unhappy that he was given a time violation for taking too long between serves.
Kyrgios refused to continue the match until he had spoken to a tournament supervisor and got a guarantee that he would not be fined.
The match continued with Kyrgios wrapping up the win in straight sets.
He was due to take on Borna Coric in the last 16 on Thursday, but that tie is now in doubt.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews revealed: “There is a number of about 500, 600 people who are players and officials and others who are casual contacts.
“They will be isolating until they get a negative test and that work will be done tomorrow.
“This is one case, there is no need for people to be panicked or alarmed.
“We have proved as a state very successful in managing these sort of outbreaks and issues.”
He added: “We can’t particularly determine how it is the person became infected given that they produced negative test results.
“All of that will become clearer with a combination of CCTV footage, genomic sequencing, further testing, all of that coronavirus detective work that is already well and truly underway.”
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