Andy Murray tests positive to coronavirus, a setback to Australian Open

Former world No.1 Andy Murray has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus just as he was preparing to fly to Australia in preparation for the country’s Open.

He was supposed to fly Down Under in the coming days, where he would have isolated for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open on February 8 in Melbourne.

Murray has not competed in Melbourne since the tournament sent him off with a retirement ceremony in 2019 when he was on the verge of ending his career due to a hip injury. He withdrew from the final tournaments of 2020 after suffering from tendinitis in his left psoas muscle.

Murray is not the only person hoping for a later flight. Rafael Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, will not be accompanying the Spaniard in Australia. According to Marca, the former world No 1 had hoped to arrive at a later date but was told it was not possible. Nicolas Massu, coach of Dominic Thiem, has tested positive for the virus so Thiem will instead be accompanied by his father, Wolfgang. According to Kleine Zeitung, Wolfgang Thiem was confident that Massu would be able to travel at a later date.

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