Australian Open 2021: Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19 before first tennis grand slam of the year

Australian Open 2021: Andy Murray tested positive for COVID-19 just before he was scheduled to leave for the Australian Open, The Associated Press reported on Thursday. The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home and is still hopeful of competing at the first grand slam which is scheduled in February.

Murray has been given a wild-card entry into the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021.
The Australian Open was delayed three weeks because of COVID-19 restrictions and is set to begin Feb. 8. Players and officials must spend 14 days in quarantine once they arrive in Australia.

Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, earlier backed out of the Delray Beach Open in Florida to minimize the risks of contracting the virus through international travel.