Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19 days before flying to Australian Open


Tennis star Andy Murray, who was set for the Australian Open, will have a setback in his plans as the England player tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Sports messaging, the two-time Wimbledon champion was due to leave for Melbourne this week, however, with reports turning positive there could be a delay or a halt in plans. He is believed to have minor symptoms.

It was also noted that there had been a minor outbreak at the National Tennis Center in Roehampton, where Murray’s major training took place with fellow Briton Paul Jubb, who is also known to have contracted COVID as well.

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Murray also reportedly caught the disease during the first outbreak in the spring of last year. The player is hoping he can be allowed to travel for the tournament, which begins on February 8.

Currently, Murray is self-isolating for several days and the Australian Open is trying to leave some leeway under their strict quarantine rules.

However, it seems his chances are slim to join the current raft of charter flights that would depart from the Middle East and Los Angeles this week, including his fellow Britons.

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Ironically, Murray had pulled out of the first ATP event of the season in Delray Beach, Florida for fear of catching COVID and jeopardizing his trip to Australia.

Murray, however, could also be seen making the trip after former quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren received a waiver to travel from Los Angeles last night, despite testing positive on Monday. The player had also tested positive in November.

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