Andy Murray has coronavirus and his participation in the Australia Open is at risk

Murray was going to travel to Australia for the next few hours (Photo: Reuters)

The British tennis player Andy Murray tested positive for COVID-19, which calls into question their participation in the Australian Open, as confirmed by several local media on Thursday.

The athlete, former world number one, is currently isolated at home even though planned to travel to Australia on one of the 18 charter flights authorized by the tournament organization.

Murray, who is in good health at the moment, confident that you will be able to arrive in Australia later than initially planned and participate in the first Grand Slam of the year, which will start on February 8.

The tennis player and his team are, according to the UK media, trying to reach an acceptable solution with the competition director, Craig Tiley.

For the moment, Players are expected to start arriving in the country in the next 24 hours so that they can complete a two-week quarantine period, during which they are allowed to leave their dormitories to train for five hours a day.

The tournament organization had stipulated that a positive result for COVID-19 before flying to that country would imply that the affected tennis player would not be allowed to travel.

News in development …

* With information from EFE

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