Andy Murray Tests Positive for Coronavirus Leaving Australian Open Hopes in Doubt

Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus just weeks ahead of the Australian Open, according to reports. Murray is set to compete at the Grand Slam which is set to begin on February 8.

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

The Scot is currently isolating at home but is hoping to be fit for the Grand Slam and could potentially arrive later than planned if he is well enough to do so according to sources.

The former Wimbledon and Olympic champion had previously pulled out of the Delray Beach event over concerns surrounding the pandemic.

Murray had previously been given a wildcard into 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 amazing matches and storylines in the recent history of the Australian Open.

“His retirement was an emotional moment and seeing him come back, having undergone major surgery and built himself back up to get onto the Tour again, will be a highlight of AO 2021.

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

There is thought to have been a minor Covid outbreak at Roehampton’s National Tennis Centre, with the bulk of Murray’s recent training carried out at the venue with fellow player Paul Jubb also contracting the virus.

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

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