Judy Murray: 'Andy still hopes to play the Australian Open'

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Judy Murray: 'Andy still hopes to play the Australian Open'

Andy Murray is still hoping to land in Melbourne and compete at the Australian Open, says his mother, Judy. Andy withdrew from Delray Beach to avoid any coronavirus issues, only to test positive just a couple of days before the planned Melbourne flight.

The three-time Major champion endured those two weeks in quarantine, and he should be back on the practice court soon, waiting for the final decision from the organizers and still looking forward to entering the season's first Major draw.

Between 2010-16, Andy lost five Melbourne title matches to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, never lifting the trophy despite coming close so many times. Murray made the Australian Open debut in 2006 at 18 and competed down under 13 times.

The 33-year-old Glasgow native played only seven encounters in the season behind us, missing the opening months due to a pelvic injury and not finding his A-game after Cincinnati to remain outside the top-100.

Andy Murray still hopes to compete at the Australian Open.

Following a pelvic injury from the Davis Cup Finals 2019, Andy couldn't play in January and February and had to wait until August for the previous season's first official matches.

Murray received the Cincinnati wild card and scored notable wins over Frances Tiafoe and Alexander Zverev before hitting an exit door against Milos Raonic. Andy produced one of his well-known remarkable comebacks against Yoshihito Nishioka from two sets to love down at the US Open, saving a match point and earning his last victory of the season.

"Andy is doing ok; I think he gets out from isolation. He can resume some training, and then it's a question of waiting and seeing whether he can fly out to Australia and take part; nobody knows the answer to that one yet.

The only person out there that I'm talking to is Jamie, one of the fortunate ones on a clear flight, which means he is allowed out of his hotel room for five hours a day. He gets a knock on the door at 6:30 am. He can walk across to the courts, practice for a couple of hours, do 90 minutes of the gym and 60 minutes of food.

He then walks back to the hotel, and he is back at the room at 11:30 am, and that is him in for the rest of the day," Judy Murray said.