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“Would Be Really Dangerous”: Daniil Medvedev Raises Huge Concerns Over Australian Open 2021

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ATP Finals 2020 champ Daniil Medvedev now has started to think about how and when the 2021 season will start. Traditionally the Australian summer schedule is the curtain-raiser for the tennis season, but given the new wave of coronavirus cases, uncertainties loom over the schedule of the Australian Open as well. And now it seems Medvedev isn’t too confident about the Australian Open.

Daniil Medvedev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Speaking to CNN, the Russian said that he has not rejected the notion of skipping the Australian Open. He will wait for a concrete plan from the organizers and then decide on his participation. He said, “I’m going to go to Australia when we can to avoid any circumstances that would change your mind about competing there.”

Daniil Medvedev on the quarantine

Medvedev addressed the important issue that is the quarantine. Now, players will have to serve the mandatory 14-day quarantine prior to the Grand Slam. And it is unknown how much practice time the players will get between the quarantine period and the Australian Open. Thus, Medvedev reckons it will be a dangerous condition for the players. He said:

“I’m not complaining that it’s boring or something like this, it’s just that going out from the room after 14 days of not doing anything and then playing five sets right away, I think would be really dangerous for the health of any sportsman.”

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Daniil Medvedev in action during his final match against Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Right now, Tennis Australia and the government are scrambling to get the schedule of the Australian Open fixed. Talks on quarantine and regulations are also on. There is also the pressing issue of whether players will be allowed to practice during the quarantine period.

Medvedev said, “At least from what was said before, we would be able to practice on tennis courts and practice physically, which is really important. I don’t think it’s going to be possible for anybody to go there [if they] will need to stay in the room for 14 days.”

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Daniil Medvedev lifts the Nitto ATP Finals trophy. REUTERS/Toby Melville

For Medvedev, it will good if the season starts early. He has gathered great momentum since the start of November. His two 2020 triumphs came in November with the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. So he could use that to start his 2021 season with a bang!

Read More: What Makes Daniil Medvedev an Unstoppable Force on Hard Courts

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Among Us Coming To Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in 2021, Out on Game Pass for PC Today

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No one predicted Among Us to be one of the best games of 2020. Not only has it garnered the attention of thousands of players, but has also established itself as one of the best multiplayer games. Now, Innersloth has announced that Among Us is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console as well.

Also Read: Among Us Becomes an Overnight Bestseller on Nintendo Switch at Launch

Among Us will soon be available on Xbox Game Pass for consoles in 2021. The Xbox Wire Blog post, which announced the game’s arrival on Game Pass for PC, is now updated with new information. This is great news for Xbox console users who cannot yet play the game.

Among Us will be available for Xbox Game Pass for Consoles in 2021

The game’s official Twitter account also made this announcement as they celebrated their launch on Game Pass for PC.

This is indeed great news for Xbox users. However, the game is still not announced for the PS5 or PS4. There is a possibility that it could be an Xbox exclusive, or even a timed-exclusive, as it is launching on Xbox via the Game Pass.

However, there is no guarantee if this will happen and things could be different as well. Consequently, PlayStation may even announce the game’s arrival in the coming days.

Also Read: Following AOC, & Logic, Now Lil Nas X Could Join Corpse and the Gang for Among Us

Among Us’ success is definitely astounding, but the game thoroughly deserves it. Fall Guys enjoyed its spell at the top as a game which may be from a small studio but was incredibly fun. Subsequently, as Among Us started getting attention, it replaced Fall Guys as the ‘little guy’ making it to the big leagues. Clearly, the game does have a lot of potential, and Innersloth could introduce more game modes in the future.

Innersloth had announced that a sequel to the game was no longer happening. However, the sequel may still be on cards in the second half of 2021, which will possibly drive even more growth and engagement for Innersloth. Clearly, the time for small studios to shine has come and they’re taking over, one game at a time.

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PRICELESS! Ashleigh Barty Surprises High School Students During the Tough Times

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The most thrilling experience for any fan is when they get to interact with their favorite player. Not many get to have this experience but students in Australia just did as they got to meet the current World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.

2020 has been a terrible year for Australia due to the bush fires, the floods, and the coronavirus pandemic. During such difficult times, a teacher in New South Wales helped her students get through it by citing Ashleigh Barty as an example.

To thank her teacher, a student wrote a letter to Barty asking her to do a video call. The World No. 1 was touched when she read the letter, which is why she did something better – she went down to visit the school.

The teacher was thrilled to meet her and so were her students. They went on to play some tennis with her and they surely enjoyed it. It was a day that they will definitely never forget.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning match point during her Women’s Singles first round match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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Playing tennis with Barty was amazing and now, the students in New South Wales are looking to see her play competitive tennis again. The Australian was absent for most of 2020 due to the pandemic. She is now looking forward to the 2021 season which has a lot in store for her.

One of the first events that the World No. 1 is definitely going to play the Australian Open. She has never won the title but hopefully, that will change next year.

Moving on, Barty also has to play the French Open. Due to the ranking system, she has to defend the 2000 points she earned there in 2019. Clearly, there will be a lot of pressure when she plays there and everyone is hoping that she won’t be affected by it.

Read More – “It’s no accident”: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Others Pay Special Tribute to Heroes Who Helped Tennis’ Return

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Former NBA Coach Details How the Washington Wizards Should Handle the John Wall Saga

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After patiently waiting for two years, the Washington Wizards decided to give up on John Wall recently. They tried to trade him to the Rockets to get back Russell Westbrook in return. But the deal was never finalized. When he learned about this, Wall reportedly asked for a trade, but GM Tommy Sheppard quashed those rumors.

The Wizards are in a mess now. With the season starting in less than a month, they need to quickly figure out how to clear things up. An unnamed former NBA coach spoke to SB Nation and talked about how the Wizards should handle the situation.

He said that Wall should have a meeting with GM Sheppard, owner Ted Leonsis, and head coach Scott Brooks. “If you want to go, you have to show the league you’re John Wall again,” is what they should tell the disgruntled star. The former coach said that only if Wall can prove himself on the court, will the front office be ready to accept his request to leave.

Can the Washington Wizards avoid further drama in this saga?

The former coach identified Brooks’ role as someone who should be on Wall’s side, and Brooks should therefore not get entangled in this matter. “The coach should be a spectator [in the meeting],” said the former coach. “He needs to be able to walk out of the cabin on Wall’s side and say, ‘let’s show them what you can do.’”

Finally, the coach told SB Nation that the rest of the team doesn’t have to be briefed about these updates. He said, “What’s important is being able to work with Wall. With the other guys, you do what you would normally do.”

ALSO READ – John Wall Refuses to Put Any Weight on Rumors of Him Requesting Trade from the Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, USA – MARCH 3: John Wall (2) of Washington Wizards celebrates during the NBA match between Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors at the Verizon Center in Washington, United States on March 3, 2017.
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The Wizards are already coming off an unimpressive Free Agency. They signed Raul Neto, two undrafted free agents, and re-signed Garrison Matthews. So keeping Wall, for now, is a wise move. And if he really wants to leave,  getting the best value out of him is a must for them.

It will be tough, but if they cannot get equal value out of a trade, it will set the Wizards back a couple of years again, and they will have to restart a rebuild.

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