COVID-19 toll increases day by day all around the world. It has been affecting everyone, from the president to ordinary people. However, three famous tennis professionals now suffer due to the Coronavirus while first Grand Slam of the season Australian Open begins next month.
Firstly, five-time Aussie Open runner-up and Former World No.1 Andy Murray had tested positive for Coronavirus before travelling to Melbourne. Three-time Grand Slam champion has been in self-quarantine since tested positive.
Australian Open tournament organizers also confirmed the reports: “Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive to COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK,” they said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the other players. The AO fans love Andy, and we know how much he loves competing here in Melbourne and how hard he’d worked for this opportunity,” AO 2021 organizers added.
Madison Keys Has Coronavirus
Secondly, 2017 US Open runner-up Madison Keys revealed she has been in self-isolation due to COVID-19 contraction.
“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I, unfortunately, tested positive for COVID-19 before flying to Australia. I’m very disappointed to not be able to play in the coming weeks after training hard in the off-season and knowing Tennis Australia and the tours did so much to make these events happen”, Keys wrote on her Twitter handle.
She added, “I am self-isolating at home and will continue to follow all the necessary health precautions. I look forward to being back on tour next month. Thank you all for your support. Stay healthy and safe.”
Sloane Stephens Lost Her Grandmother and Aunt
Thirdly, 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens is not a Coronavirus victim, but it took her grandmother and aunt recently.
“My heartache feels endlessly deep. We recently put my grandma and aunt to rest within weeks of each other. Covid took Auntie Anna the day after Christmas and then took my grandmother home last Sunday,” World No.39 wrote.
However, fans continuously raise questions over Andy Murray and Madison Keys’ participation at the Australian Open 2021 because it still not clarified whether they will compete or not.