Tiley confirms Australian Open will go ahead as planned
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has announced the event will still go ahead despite ongoing health concerns.
Some players have complained about having to play qualifying matches in smoky conditions as Australia still battles devastating bushfires.
Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic was helped off the court when she retired from her qualifying match on Tuesday, with "unhealthy" air quality playing its part.
Britain's Liam Broady said he was "gasping for air" at times during his defeat to Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, but Tiley insists the show will go on.
He told reporters: "There is a lot of speculation about the Australian Open not happening, or starting later.
"The Australian Open is happening. Air quality is a very complex and confusing issue which relates to a number of different factors.
"This is about trusting the medical advice and trusting the expertise and scientific advice of the people who analyse this every day.
"The safety, the wellbeing and the health of the players is the priority for us, as with our staff and our fans."
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