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Tennis player Andy Murray contracts COVID-19 weeks before Aus Open




Scottish tennis player Andy Murray tested positive for coronavirus just a month before Australian Open. The tennis player gone into isolation at his home in Surrey and said to be in good health.

According to a report, those in contact with the sportsperson recently traced and all of them asked to isolate themselves for the next 10 days.

The former world No 1 champion supposed to reach Australia this week for the first Grand Slam on February 8. Similarly Andy expected to undergo quarantine for two weeks in Australia ahead of tournament, as per his schedule.

Special flights with coaches and players from across the world, flying at a capacity of 25%, started leaving to Australia. Strict COVID-19 protocols put in place. Players instructed to travel with a negative COVID-19 test, and they have to undergo testing again after landing in Australia. The players given five hours each for practicing during their quarantine period.

However, even though Murray’s positive test result came so close to the Australian Open, the champion still expressed hope that he will compete in February.

In 2019, Murray underwent a hip surgery, which hindered his career. However, after the surgery, he bounced back and won a tournament in Antwerp in 2020. Murray currently holds the world ranking of 123.

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