Tennis legend Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus before his flight to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open, leaving his attendance to the tournament in jeopardy.
Murray is currently isolating at home and is still hopeful of travelling to Australia when it is safe and is possible.
He is said to be in good health and is hoping to still take part in the tournament which begins on the 8th of February.
Tournament organisers have spent several months coming up with an arrangement that was acceptable to local and national government agencies regarding the admission of more than 1,000 tennis players and associated personnel to Australia.
The new rules for players are they are set to arrive in Australia soon, complete a two week period of quarantine and be cleared of coronavirus before competing in the tournament.
A statement from the Australian Open didn’t provide any answers as to whether Murray would be playing.
“Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive to COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK.
“Unfortunately this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the other players.
“The AO fans love Andy, and we know how much he loves competing here in Melbourne and how hard he’d worked for this opportunity.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.