Australian Open 2021 | Andy Murray checks optimistic for COVID-19, in keeping with reviews

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 considerations about contracting COVID-19 forward of getting extra match 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 first 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 match and I look ahead to taking part in 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 are going to quarantine for 14 days in an ‘unique’ bubble earlier than travelling to Melbourne.