Andy Murray Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Casting Australian Open Hopes In Doubt

Andy Murray Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Casting Australian Open Hopes In Doubt
Andy Murray Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Casting Australian Open Hopes In Doubt

 

 

Andy Murray tested positive for coronavirus just weeks before the Australian Open, according to reports. Murray is ready to compete in the Grand Slam that will begin on February 8.

 

The 33-year-old will play at the Australian Open next month, but contracting the virus could have an impact on his participation in Melbourne.

 

The Scotsman is currently isolated at home but hopes to be fit for the Grand Slam and could arrive later than planned if he is well enough to do so, according to sources.

 

The former Olympic and Wimbledon champion had previously withdrawn from the Delray Beach event over concerns surrounding the pandemic.

 

Murray had previously received a wild card at the Australian Open with tournament director Craig Tiley saying: “We welcome Andy back to Melbourne with open arms.

 




 

“As a five-time finalist, he has been an integral part of so many incredible matches and stories in recent Australian Open history.

“His retirement from him was an emotional moment and seeing him return, having undergone major surgery and having recovered to return to the Tour, will be a highlight of AO 2021.

 

 

 

“We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him in 2021.”

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A minor Covid outbreak is believed to have occurred at the Roehampton National Tennis Center, and most of Murray’s recent training took place on site with his partner Paul Jubb who also contracted the virus.

Murray has appeared in five finals in Melbourne, but never lifted the trophy.