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Andy Murray still hoping to play Australian Open, confirms mum Judy

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Andy Murray is out of self-isolation and still hopes to travel to Australia confirms mum Judy in television interview.

The former Wimbledon Champion had been hoping to make a big return to the Grand Slam arena at this year's Australian Open, but was prevented by a positive COVID test days before departure.

He has since been self-isolating at his home in Surrey and is hoping that special dispensation will be granted for him to arrive late as long as he passes a test and still completes the 14-day mandatory quarantine period on arrival.

With the Australian Open due to begin on 8 February, departure from the UK would have to be in the next couple of days to allow sufficient time.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Andy's mum and former Fed Cup captain Judy Murray said: “He's doing ok, I think he gets out (from isolation) today.

"He can resume some training and then its a question of waiting and seeing whether he is able to fly out to Australia and take part, nobody knows the answer to that one yet."

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Judy also confirmed how the Australian quarantine is affecting her other son Jamie, who is in Melbourne preparing to compete in the doubles.

"The only person who's out there that I'm talking to is Jamie, who is one of the fortunate ones on a clear flight which means he is allowed out of his hotel room for five hours a day" she explained.

“He gets a knock on the door at 6.30am in the morning. He can walk across to the courts, practice for a couple of hours, 90 minutes of gym and 60 minutes of food.

"He then walks back to the hotel and he is back at the room at 11.30am and that is him in for the rest of the day."

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