Tennis Players Must Stay in Hotel Rooms – level 2

25-01-2021 15:00

The two-week tennis tournament, the Australian Open, is starting on February 8, and the more than 1,200 people who take part in the tournament must keep strict rules.

These people are officials, players, and their teams who came on three planes, and later, some other passengers on the same flights had positive tests for COVID-19. Tournament organizers decided to isolate 72 players in hotel rooms, and all players need to go for a COVID-19 test every day. They can leave their rooms only for five hours to train and get medical care.

Some players got angry because they could not get enough training. Novak Djokovic is the world´s No. 1 star, and he asked organizers to get more time to train. He said that players could move into houses with tennis courts.

Difficult words: tournament (a sports competition in which players who win a match continue to play more matches until there is one winner), isolate (to not have any or little contact with other people), medical care (when a doctor or other specialist look after somebody´s health).

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