Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus, leaving his Australian Open plans in jeopardy

It has been revealed that Andy Murray, who was due to leave this week for the Australian Open, has contracted coronavirus.

The twice Wimbledon champion, returned the positive test several days ago but is only experiencing minor symptoms and is self-isolating at home.

It is believed he may have contracted it while training Roehampton’s National Tennis Centre in the past week, with fellow British player Paul Jubb also testing positive.

Murray is still holding out hope that he may yet be allowed to travel to the tournament, which begins on February 8.

Australia has a strict 14 day quarantine rule on arrival to the country and their tournament chief Craig Tiley has issued clear rules for all players and the consequences if they flaunt them.

However, Murray has already been self-isolating for several days, so there may still be time to travel and abide by the rules.

Murray is desperate to return to the tournament where he has been a finalist five times. In fact, he specifically withdrew from the first ATP even of the season at Delray Beach for fear he would jeapardise his Australian Open hopes.

There are signs that the Australian Open organisers are trying to provide some leeway to players where possible.

Former quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren was allowed to travel last night from Los Angeles, despite having tested positive on Monday.

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