ANDY MURRAY has withdrawn from subsequent week’s Delray Seashore Open over Covid-19 considerations.
Muzza was scheduled to play as a wildcard entry within the season-opening occasion as a part of his preparations for February’s Australian Open.
Andy Murray has withdrawn from the season-opening Delray Seashore Open over coronavirus fears forward of his wildcard on the Australian OpenCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The US has dealt with the worldwide pandemic poorly and final Tuesday the Florida Division of Well being reported a spike of almost 13,500 new day by day coronavirus instances.
The Scot now needs to chop down on his long-distance travelling, thereby lowering the possibilities of catching the killer virus or coming in shut contact with somebody who exams optimistic.
Murray, 33, stated: “After a lot deliberation with my crew I’ve determined to not journey to play in Delray Seashore.
“Given the rise in Covid charges and the transatlantic flights concerned, I wish to minimise the dangers forward of the Australian Open.
“I’m actually grateful for the understanding of the match and I sit up for enjoying there quickly.”
Dan Evans, the British male No1 tennis ace, pulled out of the occasion earlier than Christmas, and this was not considered an damage setback.
The Brummie plans to hook up with Murray as a chosen apply associate Down Underneath.
Gamers heading to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the year – which begins on Monday, February 8 – must observe a two-week quarantine stay in a specified hotel and can only train for five hours a day.
Murray, now ranked 122nd on the earth, regarded in first rate form through the pre-Christmas Battle of the Brits exhibition and this bodes nicely for his wildcard appearance at the Aussie Open.
He’ll stay on British soil for now and proceed coaching on the Nationwide Tennis Centre in London.
The world No122 regarded in fine condition on the Battle of the Brits exhibition earlier than ChristmasCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty