Andy Murray puts Melbourne trip on hold after testing positive
The five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray tested positive for the coronavirus a couple of days ago, putting his Melbourne trip on hold for the moment. The three-time Major winner has been in self-isolation for the past few days, feeling light symptoms and still hoping to reach Melbourne somehow and use his main draw wild card.
Between 2010-16, Any lost five title matches to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, never lifting the trophy down under. He made the Australian Open debut in 2006 and competed down under 13 times. Ironically, Andy withdrew from the season's opener in Delray Beach to avoid possible coronavirus issues ahead of the Melbourne trip, only to catch the virus at home in England.
The 33-year-old Glasgow native played only seven encounters in the season behind us, missing the opening months due to a pelvic injury and not finding his A-game after Cincinnati in August. Murray is currently ranked 123rd after failing to make progress through the ATP list in the previous 12 months.
The Briton lifted the trophy at the ATP 250 event in Antwerp in October 2019 - his first since Dubai 2017 - to move closer to the top-100 group before experiencing another injury a few weeks later at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
Missing January and February, Andy received the Cincinnati wild card in August for a late-season start, scoring notable wins over Frances Tiafoe and Alexander Zverev - the German served for the win at 5-4 in the decider - before hitting an exit door against Milos Raonic.
At the US Open, Andy produced one of his well-known remarkable comebacks against Yoshihito Nishioka from two sets to love down, saving a match point and earning his last victory of the season.
Andy Murray tested positive for the coronavirus.
Murray experienced early losses at Roland Garros to Stan Wawrinka and Fernando Verdasco in Cologne to wrap up the official season, working on the practice court in the previous weeks and looking good in the final test encounters at the Battle of the Brits in Roehampton.
Murray claimed nine ATP titles in 2016 to wrap up the year as the year-end no. 1 player ahead of Novak Djokovic, struggling with a hip injury in the upcoming years and never finding that form again. His last Australian Open match came in the first round against Roberto Bautista Agut in 2019, leaving everything on the court and still falling 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2.
After that clash, Andy was unsure about his career, struggling with a hip injury but finding the will and desire to return and play competitive tennis again.