August 7, 2020

NSW offers to host coronavirus-threatened Australian Open

Sydney (AFP) – New South Wales offered to host the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam and other major sports events in Sydney Friday as Melbourne battles a surge in coronavirus cases.The state’s deputy premier John Barilaro said he had written to sports bodies and officials in neighbouring Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne, suggesting they could help out.Australia’s world number 40 Nick Kyrgios has already voiced concern about the Australian Open, scheduled for January. The Melbourne Cup horse race is due to take place in November and the city usually hosts the AFL grand final, another annua…


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