“Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open,” Murray was quoted as saying by British media on Friday.
“We’ve been in constant dialogue…to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.”
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) tweeted that Murray had confirmed he would miss the first Grand Slam of the year.
Sadly @andy_murray has confirmed he will miss the 2021 @AustralianOpen We are very sorry he’ll not be able to pla… https://t.co/ho6vOvH3AG
— LTA (@the_LTA) 1611331403000
The 33-year-old, a wildcard, said last Thursday that he had tested positive for the virus and was in self-isolation at his home near London.