Tennis Star Andy Murray tests positive for Coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Jan, 2021. 03:17 pm
Andy Murray

Tennis Icon Andy Murray has been forced to self-isolate after testing positive for the novel Covid-19 which is set to impact his preparations for February’s delayed Australian Open.

According to the media reports, Andy Murray has already been self-isolating for several days and the Australian Open is trying to provide some leeway within its strict quarantine rules to get players and staff there.

The former world No.1 is understood to be in good health and isolating at his Surrey home. Murray has not played an ATP Tour match since last October.

Murray was not able to earn a spot at the tournament from his world ranking, which slipped to 122 back in December 2020 following only seven official matches in the previous year. He was also awarded a wildcard. Before he tested positive, Murray looked sharp in the Battle of the Brits event last month, during which he beat both Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie in straight sets.

The British star is now waiting on hearing back from the Australian Open regarding the rules.

Earlier Murray said he remains confident of winning big matches if he can stay fit and healthy, and has been making the most of an extended pre-season.

“I got on this body fat percentage scale thing, and the read-out that I got from that I wasn’t happy with it,” he told reporters in November.

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