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Murray may miss Aussie Open!

Reports are emerging that Andy Murray has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently isolating in his home in Surrey.

The news breaks on the eve of his departure to the Australian Open which starts on February 8 and requires contestants to quarantine for 14 days in Melbourne beforehand.

The question now is whether he will still travel down under considering the strict restrictions which are being imposed on players by the authorities, including the deportation of anyone who contravenes the severe safety measures which will prevail.

The question arises because only yesterday (Wednesday) it was revealed that Tennis Australia (TA) have agreed to make an exception of American Tennys Sandgren who boarded one of the charter flights to Melbourne after testing positive last Monday.

The 29-year-old Sandgren had the virus last November and TA believe he isn’t infectious despite the positive test, declaring he is still ‘shedding’ the virus.

Murray is believed to be suffering minor symptoms and is in touch with Craig Tiley, the Australian Open tournament director, to see if an acceptable solution can be found to prevent his withdrawal.

The former world number one and three-time grand slam champion believes he caught the disease last Spring but with a minor outbreak allegedly affecting the National Training Centre in Roehampton, where he trains, the symptoms could well have returned.

Tennys Sandgren allowed on flight despite testing positive

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