Murray in doubt for Australian Open after positive COVID-19 test

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2021

Sixteen women including two-time Australian Open and Roland Garros doubles champion Timea Babos (HUN), Australian Open 2012 quarterfinalist and former world No.1 doubles player and Roland Garros 2012 finalist Sara Errani (ITA), Wimbledon 2010 semifinalist and US Open 2020 quarterfinalist Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) and inspiring British star Francesca Jones will make the trip down under after qualifying in Dubai.

The Australian Open will start at Melbourne Park on February 8 and run until February 21. So, I've chose to stay home, ' Isner said. Maybe I just held my breath too long. "Craig Tiley is a wizard".

Murray needed a wild card into the Australian Open draw as his world ranking is now 123.

A spokesman for Covid-19 Quarantine Victoria said it was common among people who had previously tested positive to "shed viral fragments for some time - which can trigger another positive result".

Tennis Australia added: "In the case of Tennys Sandgren, who has self-disclosed that he previously tested positive in late November, his medical file had to be reviewed by Victorian (state government) health authorities. Upon completion of that review he was cleared to fly". Melbourne only emerged from months of lockdown in October.

The American player posted on social media to say he wasn't contagious and was allowed to join a delayed flight. I was sick in November, totally healthy now. "There's not a single documented case where I would be contagious at this point".

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are on a separate charter flight that will fly direct to Adelaide for a planned exhibition event in the South Australian capital.

Players are due to begin arriving in the country within the next 24 hours, before completing a two-week period of quarantine, during which they are allowed out of their rooms to practise for five hours a day.

On Wednesday, Tiley insisted the risks were not high.

A further six women and six men will travel to Australia as Lucky Losers and undertake 14 days of mandatory quarantine with the rest of the worldwide players.

After testing positive, Sandgren believed he wouldn't be allowed to board the flight.

"When they arrive they will be tested again and again before they can move into a modified (quarantine) programme".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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