American tennis player Madison Keys (16 WTA) announced on Thursday that she was tested positive for coronavirus and that she will not be able to participate in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, writes Reuters.
Keys received a positive test result just before leaving for Melbourne, after which she mentioned that she had isolated herself at home.
“I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to play in this tournament, the first Grand Slam of the year, and I know that huge efforts have been made to get it organized,” Keys wrote on his Twitter account.
And the British tennis player Andy Murray, former world leader, was tested positive, which calls into question his participation in the Australian Open tournament, which starts on February 8.
Five-time Melbourne finalist Andy, who has now received an invitation, is expected to arrive in Australia on one of the charter flights provided by the tournament organizers, but has been quarantined at his home. He has no serious symptoms and hopes to travel to Australia later.
What is certain is that the players participating in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year will have to spend 14 days in quarantine before the competition, postponed for February 8-21. Participants will only be able to enter Australia “with a negative Covid-19 test performed before departure or with a travel authorization, if they had Covid-19 and were cured, but at the discretion of the Australian authorities”. specified the organizers.
Andy Murray last played at the Australian Open in 2019, an edition he has long considered the last of his professional career, due to the medical problems he faced.
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