Andy Murray faces Australian Open setback after testing positive to coronavirus

Former world No.1 Andy Murray has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus just as he was preparing to fly to Australia in preparation for the country’s Open.

The 33-year-old Scottish tennis giant has tested positive to the virus and is isolating at his home in Surrey in England, according to reports.

He was supposed to fly Down Under in the coming days, where he would have isolated for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open on February 8 in Melbourne.

It is at the moment unclear what this positive test means for his participation in the year’s first Grand Slam tournament.

The news comes the same day as it was revealed Tennis Australia rolled out the carpet for American tennis star Tennys Sandgren.

Sandgren had coronavirus in November and tested positive again only on Monday this week.

But it’s been explained the American is no actually infectious, and the positive test is quite normal as his body is still shedding the virus.

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