Andy Murray ruled OUT of the Australian Open as he confirms his team were unable to find ‘workable quarantine’ to allow him into the country after being diagnosed with Covid-19
- Andy Murray has confirmed he will not travel to the Australian open this year
- The Scot was due to fly out to Melbourne last week before contracting Covid-19
- Organisers had been working with Murray, but no solution has been found
- The 33-year-old has reached Australian Open final five times, but has never won
Andy Murray has been ruled out of this year’s Australian Open after failing to agree a safe passage into the country following his positive test for Covid-19.
The Scot revealed that he was ‘gutted’ to be missing the tournament where he has been a finalist on five separate occasions.
‘Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open,’ he said on Friday.
Andy Murray has confirmed he will miss the Australian Open after contracting Covid-19
‘We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.’
Murray was due to leave the UK for Melbourne last week, but his plans were thrown into chaos when he returned a positive test.
It is understood that the two-time Wimbledon champion experienced only minor symptoms, and was still keen to compete at Melbourne Park next month.
However, despite organisers trying their utmost to provide some leeway for the 33-year-old, the possibility of him traveling to the country was ultimately unfeasible.
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