Any small detail, when you have been locked in the room for four days, heats the spirits of the 72 isolated tennis players as a result of three positives on the flights that took them to Melbourne. Angelique Kerber world number 25 and champion of the Australian Open in 2016, has had oversight on Monday while celebrating her thirty-fourth anniversary. The German one of the players who cannot leave her room for 14 days as she was traveling on the plane from Abu Dhabi where there was a positive case, that of Sylvain Bruneau, Bianca Andreescu’s coach, has posted a photo on her account. Instagram with the cake courtesy of the hotel.
The Bremen tennis player has not noticed that in the snapshot, like a selfie, which has been uploaded on social networks, a huge treadmill was reflected in the glass. Minutes later, realizing the criticism that this could cause because many are still waiting for some type of material to train, he has uploaded the same photo but cropped and in which there is no longer a trace of the tape.
Paula Badosa, Carlos Alcaraz, and Mario Vilella, the three Spaniards confined to the capital of Victoria, are still waiting for at least one exercise bike and one TRX so as not to lose the form they demonstrated in Abu Dhabi and the Australian preview held in Doha, respectively. Stan Wawrinka, another Open champion, in his 2014 edition, did not hesitate to show his majestic suite while his colleagues complained about the size of their rooms and the lack of air.