Westin hotel scrapped as Australian Open quarantine venue after legal threat

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Westin hotel scrapped as Australian Open quarantine venue after legal threat

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  • Organisers forced to find alternative hotel for international players
  • Lawyer representing owners says plan was “the epitome of hubris”
Australian Open organisers have been forced to tear up a quarantine accommodation plan for international players a month before the grand slam following a threat of legal action from apartment owners at a luxury hotel in Melbourne.Tennis Australia and government authorities had arranged for players to serve a 14-day mandatory quarantine at the Westin Melbourne ahead of the tournament, which run 8-21 February. Related: Roger Federer had the perfect excuse to walk away in 2020 – but he wants to go on | Tumaini Carayol Continue reading...
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