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Andy Murray reckons he might have had coronavirus BEFORE lockdown… but is aiming to be fit for French Open

, Andy Murray reckons he might have had coronavirus BEFORE lockdown… but is aiming to be fit for French Open

ANDY MURRAY revealed he may have contracted coronavirus before the lockdown.

The British hero, 32, felt unwell at the back end of March but did not get a test.

Andy Murray reckons he may have had coronavirus but did not get tested

The three-time Grand Slam champ self-isolated before the new Government measures came into force a few days later.

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.”

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Murray battled back from hip-resurfacing surgery to win the European Open in Antwerp last October but missed the Australian Open due to a pelvic injury.

He was aiming to be back in time for the Miami Open last month until that was scrapped due to the Covid-19 pandemic and then the entire ATP season was put on hold.

The French Open, due to start on May 24, has been rearranged for the end of September – and Muzza is hoping to be involved, although he doubts tennis will be back up and running by then anyway.

Due to the already-congested tennis calendar and need for good British weather, Wimbledon 2020 was cancelled rather than postponed.

, Andy Murray reckons he might have had coronavirus BEFORE lockdown… but is aiming to be fit for French Open

He added: “I was training to get ready for that [Miami] and that was going to be a good test. 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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In the meantime, Murray is taking part in the virtual Madrid Open.

The tournament, played on PS4 game Tennis World Tour, features 16 men and 16 women as they battle it out to become King of Clay-station.

Real-life King of Clay Rafael Nadal is taking part, with fellow stars Jo Konta and Stefanos Tsitsipas helping make up two strong fields in the absence of any actual tennis.

But there will be no Gael Monfils.

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The exciting Frenchman was due to be in the same group as Murray and Nadal but was forced to withdraw… due to sponsorship reasons.

He tweeted on the eve of the tournament: “Sadly I will not be able to participate in the Virtual Mutua Madrid Open due to conflicting rights between streaming platforms.

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“I wish all the best to all players and I hope to be able to play next time.”

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