Unlike any Grand Slam since the pandemic began, the Australian Open started in front of fans. After two weeks in quarantine after arriving in Australia, it seemed like the players were finally getting back to normalcy with the stands at half capacity, mostly mask-less.
Unfortunately, the players, and Melbourne residents, were forced back to the old normal. Melbourne has gone into a five-day lockdown, ensuring that there will be zero fans on site until, at least, Wednesday. While some players might not care, others thrive on the energy given by a live audience.
What do you think?