Australian Open will go ahead despite health concerns, says tournament director

Australian Open qualifying was delayed earlier this week because of the poor air quality
2020 Australian Open
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 February
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Australian Open organisers are confident the tournament will start and finish on time despite continuing health concerns over Melbourne’s air quality from bushfires in the country.

Some players have complained about having to play qualifying matches in smoky conditions.

“There is a lot of speculation about the Australian Open not happening, or starting later,” said tournament director Craig Tiley.