The latest event which may be a casualty is the Australian Open -which is a big concern given the event is not due until January 2021.
Questions linger around international players and also crowds
“Worst-case scenario is no AO,” Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley told The Age.
“Our best-case scenario at this point is having an AO with players that we can get in here with quarantining techniques and Australian-only fans.”
Tennis Australia later clarified that they hadn’t conceded that international visitors would be barred from Australian shores.
Not being held in the TV calendar is both a positive and a negative for Nine, which would be looking at a potential $60m saving.
But it also denies them the chance to promote their upcoming titles which has been instrumental for both Seven and Nine.