'Gutted' Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open
As was expected, the five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray will have to skip the season's first Major in Melbourne, unable to find the solution to travel Down Under following the coronavirus.
A week ago, Murray revealed he was tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of the Australia trip, serving a two-week quarantine period and still dreaming of playing in Melbourne. Nonetheless, the organizers couldn't find the solution for a former runner-up, rejecting his late arrival and keeping the Briton out of the Aussie swing.
Andy is a five-time Australian Open finalist, losing all those matches to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and failing to lift the desired trophy. Murray made the Australian Open debut in 2006, competing down under 13 times and seeking the first victory since 2017 when he reached the last 16.
"Gutted to share that I won't be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open. We've been in constant dialogue to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn't make it work," Andy Murray said.