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.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2021
A tough blow for Andy Murray, who is said to be feeling relatively well. More @mailsport.
— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) January 14, 2021
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