Britain’s former world primary Andy Murray’s participation on the Australian Open is doubtful after he examined optimistic for coronavirus.
The 33-year-old Scot was set to fly out to Melbourne on a chartered flight over the subsequent 36 hours.
Instead he stays in quarantine and isolating at residence in London.
Murray, who is claimed to be in good well being, stays hopeful he will probably be allowed to journey safely at a later date and compete as deliberate.
The five-time Australian Open runner-up pulled out of final week’s ATP occasion in Delray Beach, eager to “minimise the risks” of catching a transatlantic flight to Florida.
The Australian Open will begin on 8 February at Melbourne Park, three weeks later than regular, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Players should check detrimental earlier than taking one of many 15 chartered flights – which have been placed on by event organisers and are at 25% capability – to Australia.
Once they’ve arrived, they must cross a collection of Covid exams throughout a 14-day quarantine in Melbourne earlier than the Grand Slam.
Murray’s deliberate look at Melbourne Park will come two years after he performed there in what he feared could be his ultimate match as knowledgeable.
At 122nd on the earth, Murray is ranked too low to achieve direct entry into the event so the three-time Grand Slam champion has been given a wildcard.
Murray was in a position to play solely seven official matches in 2020 due to a lingering pelvic damage, and the five-month suspension of the excursions due to the pandemic.