Australian Open: Angelique Kerber "without expectations" after quarantine
Angelique Kerber had prepared herself excellently for the tennis year 2021. Now the German number one has to spend two weeks in her hotel room.
by SID / red
last edit: Jan 20, 2021, 01:11 pm
For Angelique Kerber, the two-week strict quarantine in Melbourne is a painful setback before the Australian Open. "I have trained as hard in the last two months as I haven't for a long time," said the 33-year-old in the SID interview: "It was one of the best preparations in recent years, in which I pushed my limits with a lot of heart and soul am. "
Now she "has to be realistic and admit to me that after two weeks of quarantine in my hotel room I can't expect much from the start of the season," Kerber said: "I accept the situation as it is and try to make the best of it. Now but it is not the time to formulate big goals. "
Kerber - "Have to get a grip on the pandemic"
Kerber is one of the more than 70 players who are currently not allowed to leave their hotel room due to infection on the flights. A setback that she knows how to classify for herself. "Much more important things are happening in the world at the moment," said the 2016 tournament winner: "Millions of people struggle with the consequences of the pandemic every day, and here sport is clearly in second place. The important thing is that we get the pandemic, hopefully Get it under control as quickly as possible. "
Kerber had started last year with coach Dieter Kindlmann, but returned after the Corona break with Thorben Beltz by her side. At the US Open, the German number one reached the round of 16, losing to American Jennifer Brady. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year in Roland Garros, the end came in round one against Kaja Juvan. It is the last match Kerber has played so far.