The British tennis participant Andy Murray has examined constructive for covid-19, which calls into query his participation within the Australian Open, as confirmed by a number of native media on Thursday.

The athlete, former number one on this planet, is at the moment remoted at his residence regardless of having deliberate to journey to Australia on one of many 18 flights constitution licensed by the event group.

Murray, who’s in good well being in the mean time, is assured that he’ll be capable to arrive in Australia later than initially deliberate and take part within the first Grand Slam of the yr, which is able to start on February 8.

The tennis participant and his workforce are, in line with the UK media, making an attempt to succeed in a suitable answer with the competitors director, Craig Tiley.

In the intervening time, gamers are anticipated to start out arriving within the nation within the subsequent 24 hours in time for them to finish a two-week quarantine interval, throughout which they’re allowed to go away their bedrooms to coach for 5 hours a day.

The event group had stipulated {that a} constructive consequence for covid-19 earlier than flying to that nation would suggest that the affected tennis participant wouldn’t be allowed to journey.