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I’ll slam the door and worry about the rust later, says Sitak of isolation

The tennis pro is among a number of others in quarantine ahead of the Melbourne Open, but he says so far it’s grand

Ian Ransom

As one of the 47 tennis players forced into a hard isolation ahead of the Australian Open, New Zealand’s Artem Sitak may be bouncing off the walls of his Melbourne hotel room by the end of his 14-day quarantine.

The Russia-born doubles specialist was on flight QR7493 from Los Angeles, US, sharing the chartered plane with three people who tested positive to Covid-19 after landing in the city.

Now, as one of two-dozen players aboard the flight deemed “close contacts” of the infected trio, Sitak is effectively in solitary confinement at the View Melbourne, an inner-city hotel converted into a quarantine facility...

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