Andy Murray tested positive for covid-19

A person familiar with the situation said that Andy Murray had already tested positive for the corona virus before leaving the UK for the Australian Open. Associated Press on Thursday.

The man said the three-time Grand Slam champion lives away from home near London and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel.

Murray has been given a wild card entry in the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021.

The Australia Open Covid-19 was delayed by three weeks due to restrictions and is due to start on February 8. Athletes and officials will have to quarantine 14 days after arriving in Australia.

Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, had earlier withdrawn from the Delary Beach Open in Florida to reduce the risk of contracting the virus through international travel.

Although a positive test threatens Murray’s participation in Australia, it does not necessarily rule him out.

American athlete Tennys Sandgren was given special approval to board a charter flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne in November, despite having a positive experience on Monday, November 19.

Under the agreement on tournament protocol with Australian government officials, all players had to return a negative test before boarding Australian flights and had to undergo daily arrivals and further checks during 14-day intervals. Will face scrutiny.

Sandgren was released after Australian health officials assessed the date of his case.

The first of about 1,200 players, coaches, delegations and officials was due to land in Australia on Thursday.

Tennis Australia said today that players who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 needed to provide “additional and highly detailed medical information as they are a matter of rehabilitation and are no longer contagious or a threat to society.” Is”.

After years of struggling with hip injuries and surgery, Murray is ranked 122nd in the ATP rankings.

Scott, 33, announced a teary retirement in Melbourne two years ago before undergoing a second round of surgery to further his career.

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