Johanna Konta in the first round of the Australian Open 2019, Melbourne
Johanna Konta of Great Britain in action during her first-round match at the 2019 Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament

Tennis | Australian Open 2021 | Brits in quarantine and training with one week down & Andy Murray update

  • Brits have been training in Melbourne ahead of the up coming swing of Australian tournaments
  • Heather Watson might be in lockdown but she is challenging for the tik tok quarantine video stakes!
  • Is Andy Murray still on the cards to make it Down Under?
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – One week of quarantine down, how are the Brits in Melbourne doing, and will Andy Murray be able to join them?


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Jamie Murray, Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta have been out on the courts

One week into quarantine and after a week of drama, the top Brits have been out on the courts. Johanna Konta started her video logs with workouts with resistance bands before waiting for ‘the knock’ – the new pastime for these players still allowed to train.



Katie Boulter decided to give her coach next door a bit of a headache before also heading out on the court – but shared with BBC Sounds about the need to keep perspective


Jamie Murray has been one of the players out and able to practice.


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Will Andy Murray be able to compete?

Judy Murray spoke to BBC Breakast about Andy Murray’s progress after testing positive for COVID-19 shortly before planning to fly out to Australia, and also a little about what it is like for players who do have a chance to practice, and those who don’t.


Heather Watson makes the most of hard lockdown

Heather Watson was one of the less fortunate players who was on a flight where a positive test was recorded. Hard quarantine has seen her video a number of workouts!

But the best of all had to be the quarantine triathlon!

The Australian Open is set to take place between 8-21 February with warm up tournaments starting on 31 January.


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