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Andy Murray ‘devastated’ as he shelves Australian Open plans

  • Briton had been hoping to make Melbourne journey
  • ‘I want to thank everyone there for their efforts’

A “devastated” Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open as he is unable to travel to Melbourne with a “workable quarantine” that would allow him to be ready to compete in the tournament, which begins on 8 February.

“Gutted to share that I won’t be flying out to Australia to compete at the Australian Open,” he said in a statement. “We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work.

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