Andy Murray believes he had coronavirus before going into lockdown

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Tennis star Andy Murray has revealed he thinks he contracted coronavirus before the UK went into lockdown.

The two-time Wimbledon champion admitted feeling ill prior to the Government-imposed restrictions coming into place, but did not undergo a test to confirm whether it was Covid-19.

Government advice at the time to anyone displaying symptoms was to self-isolate away from the general public, before the whole country were told to stay at home.

Speaking to CNN, Murray said: “I was a little bit sick for two or three days about four weeks ago.

“So actually, before the beginning of when the quarantine started, I was sort of isolating for probably four or five days before that.

“Most people I’ve spoken to have had some sort of symptoms and felt a little bit sick, but it’s quite difficult to know whether you have actually had the virus or not.

“And obviously, the test should be saved for people that are in severe situations and the frontline NHS workers in this country.”

Murray had been working on his fitness following a hip injury, in a bid to return for the Miami Open, which was originally scheduled for last month.

Organisers made the decision to cancel the tournament amidst the coronavirus pandemic, before the entire ATP tennis season was suspended indefinitely.

Since then Wimbledon 2020 has also been scrapped, while the French Open has been pushed back from May until September, though Murray is sceptical that it will go ahead.

“I was training to get ready for that [Miami] and that was going to be a good test, he added. “I was fit and feeling pretty strong.

“I would definitely play on the clay if it goes ahead. I’m a bit sceptical whether it will.

“I would imagine tennis would be one of the last sports to get back to normality, because you’ve obviously got players and coaches and teams coming from all over the world into one area.

“I would be surprised if they were back playing sport by September-time.”

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