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…

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Wimbledon will be cancelled, says German tennis official

WIMBLEDON organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports. All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials earlier said the June 29-July 12 event would not be played behind closed doors and postponement was not without significant risk and difficulty. “Wimbledon has stated that they will have a board meeting next Wednesday and will make the final decision there,” Hordorff told Sky Sports Germany. “I am also involved in the bodies…

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Coach Selvarajoo proud of young tennis team

There’s hope for the juniors to give Malaysian tennis a big lift in the region. The Malaysian team put up an impressive performance in Jakarta yesterday to emerge winners of the South-east Asian region in the Junior Fed Cup qualifiers. The Malaysian team beat Vietnam 3-0 to reach the final before they overcame Philippines 2-1. Philippines had earlier beaten Kazakhstan 2-1 to set up a final encounter against Malaysia. Hayden Khoo Menon gave Malaysia the lead in the tie against Vietnam, beating Nyugen Quang Vinh 7-6,6-3 in the first singles.…

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