Andy Murray is “gutted” to be out of the Australian Open.
The former world No.1 announced he has failed a Covid-19 test and is unable to travel Down Under and undergo a two-week quarantine before the start on February 8.
Murray said: “Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open.
“We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.
“I want to thank everyone there for their efforts, I’m devastated not to be playing out in Australia – It’s a country and tournament that I love.”
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