Saturday, September 12, 2020

Australian Open?

Dreaming that the Australian Tennis Open will go ahead next year. There haven't been banners on these poles promoting anything for months. I will be so happy if I can see the AO banners flying next year. Cafe Rosco has permanently closed but with another place not far away. McDonalds is closed and the hard to see Subway is still open.

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  1. Sport without a live audience seems to be this year's model, interesting.

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    1. We have fingers crossed. It is a few months away.

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  2. I think all the players will be desperate for it to go ahead. I have watched the U S open on TV and it is strange without an audience.

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    1. Marie, I hope by then our cases are zero and perhaps after going into a tennis bubble, it will be almost normal.

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  3. I hope so. I really hope so (despite not being a sport fan).

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    1. EC, it is the best time to be in Melbourne.

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  4. We are enjoying the US Open. If the Australian Open happens, we will watch it, too.

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    1. Gigi, a rather slimmed down US Open this year.

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  5. Have they cancelled The Australian Open 2021? It's been odd watching the US Open with no fans in the stands.
    The entire tennis community is in a bubble. They take their meals together all from one kitchen and one Chef.Cleaning is constantly going on. It is not as thrilling, but oh, I have enjoyed watching matches being played once again.
    Let us know if you hear anything about it.

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    1. Maribeth, not yet but a decision will have to be made soon as there is a lot of planning that goes into it.

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  6. Time will tell if it will go ahead as normal, or will be held in the same manner the US Open has been held.

    Have a good week, Andrew...stay well. :)

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    1. Lee, hopefully with a few more top players.

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  7. Are they closed for the lockdown or closed closed?
    I picked up a Subway last week the first since I don't know when and I scarfed it down, now I wonder why the word scarf is used? My brain does strange things.

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    1. Jackie, Cafe Rosco is closed for good, although the owners may reinvent it as something else. Maccas is closed by choice. It could do take away.

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  8. I caught Serena being eliminated the other day but haven’t watched any other games. It was quite eerie without the noisey background.
    Hopefully they’ll let the AO go ahead- all we can do is hope. And hope it doesn’t go interstate like the AFL grand final.

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    1. Does noisy have an e......don’t think so :)

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    2. Cathy, I am sure it is eerie. I wouldn't have noticed your mispelling and if I was typing it myself I would have typed it correctly but now you have made me think, is there an e or not?

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  9. Most everything is open here.

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    1. Dora, supermarkets, food stores and food markets, alcohol outlets and cafes for take away only are all that are open here.

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  10. I heard that someone had won some Lady's tennis competition in NY, so such things do continue. Why not in Melbourne?

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    1. Cro, at the moment there is not any sport being played here in my state. It seems within a few weeks our country will be single digit cases and we may even eliminate the virus altogether here.

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  11. Sorry to hear about cafe roscoe, it was always good food when I went there, although not for years since I no longer live in or near Melbourne now.

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    1. Cliffy, while they have their newer one at the old Chevron Hotel, it doesn't have the same atmosphere as the original. The lads suggest it will reopen as something post pandemic.

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  12. I couldn't care less about the tennis, nut we all know I care zip for any sports. I do know that many want the Australian Open to go ahead, so I'm hoping there will be far less restrictions by then so it can happen.

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  13. "but" not 'nut' (*~*)

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    1. So do we River, and we will be able to visit you by then. Nescafe instant is fine for us, thanks.

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  14. Hopefully the tennis will go ahead, fingers crossed.
    At least it is something to watch or listen to.

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    1. Margaret, I dream of crowds of happy people in warm sunshine heading to the tennis on trams and on foot. But I doubt we will have international tourists by then.

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