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Andy Murray to train at home ahead of Australian Open after Rafael Nadal tests positive for coronavirus



Speaking after his straight sets defeat to Andrey Rublev in Saturday’s final, Murray revealed how he was planning to keep his preparations literally in-house ahead of the Australian Open.

The Scot said: “It’s a concern with the amount of cases there are back home just now. Obviously I want to try and stay safe.

“When I get home I will do all my physical training and stuff at home in my house. I am probably not going to go to the National Tennis Centre. There have been a number of cases there in the last week or 10 days.”

“I will do my test for Australia on Christmas Day before flying out on December 27. Essentially I have six or seven days and try to stay safe over the Christmas period.”

“So, I will try to find a quiet court and go in there, do my practice, leave essentially and just be at home. Do all my treatment and training at home in the gym I have there until I am able to fly.”

Nadal admitted he could not guarantee his participation at the tournament after his return to action following a troublesome foot injury which flared up after his gruelling loss to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals in June.

He tweeted on Monday: “Hello everyone. I wanted to announce to you that on my return home after contesting the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested positive for Covid in the PCR test that was performed on me upon arriving in Spain.



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