Andy Murray Tests Positive For COVID, Australian Open Not Ruled Out?

by Sean Randall | January 14th, 2021, 11:21 am
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Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19 per a release from the Australian Open. The Scot is quarantining at home in the UK and reports suggest the former No. 1 is doing well with minor symptoms.

The positive test — his first — means Murray was unable to board one of the charter flights to Melbourne this week, however the Australian Open did not rule out him arriving at a later date in a tweet, indicating that Murray would miss the flights but not necessarily miss the tournament.

Murray had opted to skip the Delray Beach event to reduce his chance of getting the virus ahead of Melbourne where he has finished runner-up five times.

The 33-year-old will now isolate for two weeks and hopefully get some special dispensation to travel to Melbourne on a later date, though with the Australian rules so strict, it seems like a longshot.

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One Comment for Andy Murray Tests Positive For COVID, Australian Open Not Ruled Out?

chrisford1 Says:

Thinking of Andy walking around in circles in a rage dropping F bombs right and left.
With 47 players now burned by “new rules”, hard luck Andy could get burned even if over it, if he ever had it vs. a false positive – by flying on a plane with one other passenger or crew testing positive and getting stuck with yet another 14 day quarantine forcing him to default.
It just doesn’t look like going to Australia is worth it, for him. No Fed, either.

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