Murray is a former world No.1 and three-times main champion who has slipped within the rankings lately following hip surgical procedure.
After getting the wildcard, Murray pulled out of final week’s season-opening occasion in Florida, placing issues about contracting COVID-19 forward of getting extra event time in earlier than the Australian Open.
“After a lot deliberation with my workforce, I’ve determined to not journey to play at Delray Seashore,” Murray mentioned at the beginning of the month. “Given the rise in COVID charges and the transatlantic flights concerned, I need to minimise the dangers forward of the Australian Open.
“I am actually grateful for the understanding of the event and I sit up for enjoying there quickly.”
The world’s main gamers and largest names, together with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and American Serena Williams are travelling to Adelaide the place they may quarantine for 14 days in an ‘unique’ bubble earlier than travelling to Melbourne.
Another gamers have already pulled out of the Open because of the quarantine necessities. Roger Federer will essentially the most notable absentee, after declaring he hadn’t totally recovered from knee surgical procedure.