Andy Murray Upbeat About The 2021 Australian Open Despite Testing Positive
Britain’s former world no. 1 Andy Murray’s participation at the Australian Open maybe in doubt after he tested positive for Covid-19.
The 33-year-old Scot was scheduled to fly out to Australia on a chartered flight over the next 3 days.
Instead he locked in quarantine and isolating at London home.
Murray, is in good health and he remains upbeat in the hope that he will be allowed to travel safely at a later date and compete as planned.
The 5-time Australian Open runner-up withdrew from last week’s ATP event in Delray Beach, wanting to “reduce the risks” of catching a transatlantic flight to Miami.
The 2021 Australian Open will commence on 8 February at Melbourne Park, 3 weeks later than usual, because of the global pandemic.
Players must test negative prior to boarding any one of the assigned chartered flights. The 2021 Australian Open tournament organisers have arranged these chartered flights which are at 25% capacity – to Australia.
Once they reach Melbourne, they have to pass a series of Covid tests during a fourteen-day quarantine before the Grand Slam.
Murray’s 2021 appearance at Melbourne Park will come 2 years after he played there in what he feared (at that time) would be his last match as a professional. However, a lot has changed for Murray since then which included surgery and physiotherapy and he has bounced back.
Currently Murray is ranked at 122nd in the world. Since this ranking is below the threshold to gain direct entry into the tournament the three-time Grand Slam champion has been given a wildcard.
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