Madison Keys tests positive for COVID-19

Madison Keys tests positive for COVID-19

Tennis chiefs insisted America's Tennys Sandgren was not a coronavirus risk after he sparked a flurry of concern by tweeting he'd boarded a flight for the Australian Open in Melbourne despite testing positive.

The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home near London and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel, the person said. However, unlike Keys, Murray is still hoping that he would be able to travel to Australia and play the tournament.

Melbourne is already a place where he has lost five heartbreaking finals, where his father-in-law coach Nigel Sears suffered a major health scare in 2016, and where he looked set to retire two years ago, farewell videos and all.

Under tournament protocols agreed with Australian government authorities, all players had to to return a negative test before boarding their flights to Australia and would be subjected to further testing on arrival and daily during a 14-day period of quarantine.

Craig Tiley, the Australian Open tournament director, has spent months trying to deal with the logistical nightmares of hosting the Grand Slam during a pandemic.

Keys wasn't the only Australian Open entrant to have tested positive for the novel virus right before the scheduled departure to Australia.

Murray, and probably Tennis Australia, will argue that if he returns a series of negative tests ten days from now he can not pose a threat to anyone en route or when he arrives.

"I am self-isolating at home and will continue to follow all the necessary health precautions".

Novak Djokovic arriving in Adelaide where he will isolate and prepare for the warm-up tournaments before the Australian Open. Tennis players and officials arriving in Melbourne on a charter flight. They will enter two weeks of quarantine before the

On Wednesday, almost 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) from Melbourne, the qualifying tournament was completed for the tournament, with 16 men and 16 women set to join the singles main draw.

The world number 50 sent out a series of tweets before his departure from Los Angeles, initially saying he tested positive on Monday and would miss his flight.

Tennys Sandgren has tested positive to Covid-19 but says he's totally healthy.

But an hour later he said: "Wow I'm on the plane".

Tennis Australia said: "In the case of Tennys Sandgren, who has self-disclosed that he previously tested positive in late November, his medical file had to be reviewed by Victorian health authorities".

It remains to be seen what sort of quarantine he would have to serve, with the rump of players needing two weeks in a hotel room while being allowed out to train five hours per day.

The first players arrive in Melbourne on Thursday night, while mega-stars including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem are on a separate charter that will fly direct to Adelaide.

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