Roberto Bautista Agut at the Qatar Open

‘It’s a complete disaster’ – Spanish star blasts Australian Open quarantine conditions


Roberto Bautista Agut has likened quarantine in Melbourne to prison ahead of the Australian Open, describing the situation as a ‘complete disaster.’

The Spanish star is usually one of the most measured speakers on the ATP Tour, but he was in no mood to hide his anger during an interview with an Israeli television channel.

Speaking from his hotel room, he Bautista Agut also blasted those who have been criticising players for complaining about the conditions ahead of the Australian Open.

“It’s the same, it’s the same,” he said when the interviewer told him he looked like he was in prison.

“These people have no idea about tennis, about practice courts, no idea about anything.

“It’s a complete disaster because of that, because of the control of everything.”

“It’s not Tennis Australia, it’s the people from the government,” he said.

‘You can work in the room but it’s not the same. I feel very, very tight and I cannot imagine staying two weeks like this.

“It’s really, really tough. I will have to work a lot mentally.”

The Australian Open is due to begin on February 8.

Roberto Bautista Agut at the Qatar Open
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