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Andy Murray positive for Covid-19

The former world No. 1 could be deprived of the Australian Open.

Bad news for Andy Murray. The Scotsman tested positive this week, less than a month away from the Australian Open. The former world No. 1 could thus have to give up the first Grand Slam tournament of the season because the rules are strict for the participants: all the players are obliged to arrive in the coming days in Melbourne to observe a quarantine of two weeks.

Murray, who will remain isolated at home, will not be able to take one of the planes chartered by the Australian federation. According to the English press, the native of Dunblane still hopes to find an arrangement with the organizers to have the right to arrive a little later than his competitors, while being allowed to compete in the tournament.

Postponed due to the health crisis, the Australian Open will start on February 8. Descended to the 123rd world after several serious injuries, Murray received an invitation to play this tournament where he was a finalist five times.