Andy Murray out of Australian Open after positive Covid test

The Scot has been unable to agree a quarantine solution after recovering from the virus.

Andy Murray out of Australian Open after positive Covid test SNS Group
Murray is a five-time Australian Open finalist.

Andy Murray is out of the Australian Open after admitting defeat in his efforts to travel to Australia after recovering from coronavirus.

The Scot was forced to self-isolate after a positive test earlier this month and missed the date to travel Down Under along with his fellow professionals.

The Australian authorities imposed strict quarantine rules to allow the grand slam to begin on February 8 and ordered that all competitors should be in the country and quarantining for two weeks ahead of the tournament.

Though Murray has no health issues, talks to allow him to travel and compete have not come to fruition and he has accepted that he won’t be able to play in Melbourne.

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Murray said: “Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open. 

“We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.

“I want to thank everyone there for their efforts, I’m devastated not to be playing out in Australia – It’s a country and tournament that I love.”