Next year’s Australian Open could take place without any fans.

The Herald Sun is reporting that the organisers of the event are considering a number of options.

He government is considering keeping Australia’s border closed past the 6 months that social distancing could be in effect for.

With the Australian Open relying on international players Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley said the “extraordinary times” meant they would need to change.

“With such a high-dependency on international travel we are looking at what we might have to do if players need to be quarantined for any length of time before being allowed to freely move around Australia,” Mr Tiley said.

“If mass gatherings are still not allowed or severely restricted next year, we are looking at the possibility of running an event for broadcast.

“These are just two of many scenarios we have to examine.”

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The Australian Open attracts over 800,000 attendees a year to watch the grand slam take place.