Andy Murray’s positive COVID test won’t allow him to play the Australian Open, the former No. 1 confirmed on Friday.
Just over a week ago, the Scot announced a positive test, but the Australian Open didn’t rule out the 5-time finalist from making a return trip.
Today, Murray ended such hopes after a search for a pathway to play under the strict Australian rules came up empty.
“Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open,” Murray said.
“We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.
“I want to thank everyone there for their efforts. I’m devastated not to be playing out in Australia. It’s a country and tournament that I love.”
Murray lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in an emotional first round match in 2019. It’s the last time he’s played there.
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