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British tennis star, Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19 and might miss the forthcoming Australian Open.

Murray, who last played at the Australian Open in 2019, is set to miss a planned return to the competition following the development.

The 33-year-old, according to reports from the United Kingdom, was already set to fly to Melbourne for the Grand Slam, but will now remain in quarantine in his London home.

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The Australian Open is billed to start on 8 February, with players mandated to test negative for coronavirus before taking one of the 15 chartered flights to Australia.

On arrival, the athletes will still undergo a series of Covid tests during a 14-day quarantine before the Grand Slam serves off.

However, five-time runner-up Murray has said he is hopeful that he would be allowed to travel safely at a later date and compete as planned.

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