World number one Novak Djokovic said his good intentions in trying to help out his fellow players in Melbourne have been "misconstrued."
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka pleaded for players to be more understanding.
World number 13 Roberto Bautista Agut compared being in hotel quarantine to imprisonment.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley discussed Novak Djokovic's reported requests.
Players self-isolating ahead of the Australian Open have been told they will not get "special treatment" despite complaints over conditions.
There are now 72 players in total quarantining ahead of the Australian Open, leaving the tournament in crisis.
Two people on a flight carrying Australian Open players to Melbourne have tested positive for COVID-19.
American Madison Keys is self-isolating just a few weeks before she was due to compete in the Australian Open.
Veronika Kudermetova could not live with Aryna Sabalenka as the in-form Belarusian stormed to a third straight WTA crown.
The in-form Aryna Sabalenka has now won 14 consecutive matches and could claim a third successive title on Wednesday.