Andy Murray positive for COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open

Tennis star Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19, just weeks before the Australian Open.

The three-time grand slam champion was due to fly to Melbourne this week, but is now isolating at his home near London after being diagnosed.

The tournament confirmed the shock news in a statement overnight.


“Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive to COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK,” the statement said.

“Unfortunately this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the other players.

“The AO fans love Andy, and we know how much he loves competing here in Melbourne and how hard he’d worked for this opportunity.”

It’s unknown if the 33-year-old will compete in the event.

It comes just a day after American Madison Keys revealed he had tested positive for the virus and would miss the Australian Open.

All other international players are touching down in Melbourne on chartered flights this week, before entering two weeks mandatory hotel quarantine ahead of the tournament.

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Bring the tennis players in but not Australian citizens so if you have the money no problems