Andy Murray tests positive for virus before Australian Open

Andy Murray has examined certain for the coronavirus days sooner than he was once because of depart Britain for the Australian Open

Murray has been given a wild-card access into the primary Grand Slam match of 2021.

The Australian Open was once not on time 3 weeks on account of COVID-19 restrictions and is ready to start out Feb. eight. Gamers and officers will have to spend 14 days in quarantine after they arrive in Australia.

Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, previous sponsored out of the Delray Seaside Open in Florida to “reduce the hazards” of contracting the virus via global commute.

Whilst a favorable check threatens Murray’s participation in Australia, it does not essentially rule it out.

American participant Tennys Sandgren was once given particular clearance to board a constitution flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne in spite of trying out certain for COVID-19 in November and once more on Monday.

Underneath match protocols agreed with Australian executive government, all gamers had to go back a unfavorable check sooner than boarding their flights to Australia and could be subjected to additional trying out on arrival and day by day all through a 14-day duration of quarantine.

The primary of about 1,200 gamers, coaches, entourage and officers had been set to land Thursday in Australia.

Tennis Australia stated Thursday that gamers who’ve prior to now examined certain for COVID-19 had been “required to supply further and extremely detailed clinical data as evidence they’re a recovered case and not infectious or a possibility to the group.”

Murray has slipped to No. 122 within the ATP ratings after a number of years of struggling with hip accidents and surgical operation.

The 33-year-old Scot made a teary retirement announcement in Melbourne two years in the past sooner than present process a 2nd spherical of surgical procedures to increase his profession.

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