Andy Murray’s participation in the Australian Open has been thrown into doubt after the former champion tested positive for COVID-19.
The former world No.1 was due to travel to Australia on one of the 18 charter flights laid on by tournament organisers, but is still isolating at home.
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The 33-year-old was awarded a wildcard by organisers to play in the main draw of the year’s first grand slam in Melbourne, starting February 8.
But Tennis Australia says Murray will not be able to to catch the official charter flights for the tournament after testing positive.
“Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK,” Tennis Australia said in a statement.
“Unfortunately this means he will be unable to join the official AO…
— to au.sports.yahoo.com