Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus’ just weeks to the commencement of Australian Open.
Next month, Murray is expected to play in the Australian Open, but catching the virus may have an effect on his role in Melbourne.
The Scot is alone at home at present, but hopes to be fit for the Grand Slam and to be able to return in time.
The ex-Wimbledon and Olympic champion had, in the past, withdrawn from the Delray Beach event as he was worried over the issues around the pandemic.
A wildcard for the Australian Open was given to Murray, with tournament director Craig Tiley saying, “We welcome Andy back with open arms to Melbourne.”
In the recent past of the Australian Open, he has been an important part in so many amazing matches and stories as a five-time finalist.
His farewell was an emotional moment and it will be a highlight of AO 2021 to see him return, having undergone major surgery and working himself back up to get on the Tour again.
At Roehampton’s National Tennis Center, there is believed to have been a small Covid outbreak.
The majority of Murray’s latest preparation was undertaken at the venue, with fellow player Paul Jubb also catching the virus.
For some days, Murray has been isolated and the Australian Open is able to give the star as much leeway as it can.
The Brit has appeared in five finals in Melbourne but never lifted the trophy.
However, Tennys Sandgren was granted to fly to Australia despite being revealed to test positive for the virus.
On Monday, he tested positive, but last night he was granted special dispensation to fly from Los Angeles to Australia.
Two years ago, Murray declared what many believed was his retirement from the tournament.
Since then he has had hip surgery and worked hard to get back into competitive shape.