‘It’s a complete disaster’ – Roberto Bautista Agut says Australian Open quarantine is like prison

Roberto Bautista Agut says the Australian Open quarantine situation is a ‘complete disaster’ after likening it to being in prison. 

The world number 13 is currently in his 14-day mandatory self-isolation period in Australia ahead of the ATP Cup and Australian Open, and he is unhappy with the conditions imposed on them by the Australian government.

Baustista Agut took part in a video interview from his room for a TV station in Israel, and when he was told he looked like he was in prison, he replied: “It’s the same, it’s the same.”

Tennis players have drawn a lot of criticism from the Australian public and media about their discontent with the quarantine arrangements, but Bautista Agut insists they are not in a position to judge.

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

“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.

‘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.”

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