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Murray contracts COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open

Murray contracts COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open
January 14
12:32 2021

Andy Murray, a Scottish tennis player and two-time Wimbledon champion, has tested positive for COVID-19.

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According to BBC, the former world number one is currently isolating at his Surrey home, casting doubts as to whether he will participate in next month’s Australian Open.

The 33-year-old Scott who is said to be in good condition had been due to fly down to Australia this week to complete a two-week quarantine before the first Grand Slam of the season on February 8.

Murray is now faced with the challenge of arriving in Australia in time to complete the quarantine.

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The three-time Grand Slam winner had planned to return to action at the Delray Beach Open last week but pulled out just days after announcing he had received a wildcard.

Special charter flights carrying players and coaches, flying at only 25 percent capacity, have started to leave for Australia.

Strict COVID-19 protocols state that all players must return a negative test prior to boarding their flight and everyone is tested on arrival and isolated until results are received.

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During the two-week quarantine, players and their teams will be tested every day while being allowed to train for five hours a day.

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