Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19: reports

Five-time Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19, a Scottish TV broadcaster said on Thursday, adding that he is still in good health. The Scottish broadcaster said Murray was self-isolating and still had hopes of competing in the Australian Open next month. Andy Murray has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus.Credit:AP However the timing of Murray's situation is awkward as a group of more than 1200 tennis players and officials are currently taking chartered planes to Australia before […]

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‘COVID positive’ star flying to Melbourne

Australian Open quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren has been granted permission to travel Down Under despite testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Sandgren was infected with the coronavirus in November, but tested positive for a second time this week. On Thursday AEDT, the 29-year-old American suggested he had not been allowed to board the chartered flight to Australia from Los Angeles. “At least I get to keep my points,” he posted to Twitter. Watch LIVE coverage of the WTA Tour with Kayo […]

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UK tennis star with six fingers and seven toes makes it to Australia Open

After qualifying for the Australian Open, Francesca Jones picked up the phone to her parents. Not many words were exchanged. There were tears, screams and the family dog barking in the background of their home in Weybridge. This was, on the one hand, the end of a long journey – against the odds – to reach the upper echelons of the tennis world. On the other, it could be the very beginning of an even more remarkable path yet to […]

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Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open plan confirmed with tennis star adored by Roger Federer

Roger Federer: Chris Evans recalls encounter with tennis star Rafael Nadal will seemingly have two training partners in the weeks leading up to the Australian Open as he gets set to arrive in Adelaide. The world’s best tennis players will arrive in Australia this week with stringent plans in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Concerns have been raised about the prospect of 1,200-plus people arriving Down Under for the first Grand Slam of the year. Tennis Australia […]

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Australian Open qualifying crisis after player told he had coronavirus during match

Roger Federer thanks frontline worker for efforts in pandemic Both Denis Kudla and Elliot Benchetrit were midway through their qualifying match for the Australian Open when the former was informed that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Kudlas was a set and a break up with the score at 5-3 in the second when he was told of the positive COVID-19 test result. Despite being told of the news, the match continued with Kudla going on to win the game […]

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Tennis star Dominic Thiem reveals he’s dating circus performer Lili-Paul Roncalli

Tennis ace Dominic Thiem has revealed he is dating German dancer and circus performer Lili-Paul Roncalli. The pair shared loved up pictures on Instagram as they announced to the world their relationship. Lili-Paul is a German circus performer and won the Let’s Dance reality show last year. Thiem and Lili-Paul have been speculated to be dating for months but their Instagram poses have put the rumours to bed. Thiem and Lili-Paul made it Insta official.Source:Instagram Lili-Paul is a circus performer.Source:Instagram […]

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‘The Safety Slam’: The Australian Open’s bid to reassure us all

When it came to convincing the world’s leading tennis players that they would need to spend weeks locked in compulsory hotel quarantine in Melbourne if the Australian Open was to get off the ground this year, Tennis Australia had one secret weapon. Safety. A tournament that for years has marketed itself as the Happy Slam would, in 2021, become the Safety Slam. All masked up and coming to Australia: Naomi Osaka in the quarter-finals of the US Open in September.Credit:AP […]

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Truth about Federer’s Australian Open snub revealed: ‘Mirka didn’t approve’

Australia’s 14-day quarantine requirements continue to claim high-profile sporting victims, with Roger Federer revealed as the latest to skip coming Down Under. As Formula One prepares to make the postponement of the Melbourne Grand Prix official, it’s been reported Federer pulled out of the Australian Open because of strict COVID protocols. The Associated Press reported late last year the Swiss maestro would miss the first grand slam of 2021 as he continues to recover from two knee operations. Federer’s manager […]

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Roger Federer withdrew from Australian Open ‘because of Mirka Federer disapproval’

Roger Federer thanks frontline worker for efforts in pandemic Roger Federer did not withdraw from the Australian Open because of injury or fitness concerns contrary to previous claims, according to the director of player relations at the Australian Open. Federer has not played competitively since January 30 last year after exiting the Australian Open at the hands of Novak Djokovic at the semi-final stage following major knee problems during the event. The 39-year-old has since had two procedures on his […]

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Rafael Nadal has slim chance of stopping Novak Djokovic breaking Roger Federer record

Roger Federer thanks frontline worker for efforts in pandemic Roger Federer may be powerless to stop Novak Djokovic but Rafael Nadal has a chance of helping the 38-year-old keep hold of a famous record. Federer has not competed since the 2020 Australian Open after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee prior to the coronavirus pandemic. He suffered a setback in his recovery though as he required another procedure on the knee, ruling him out for the remainder of the […]

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