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Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray says he contracted virus before UK lockdown

Andy Murray, 3 time Grand Slam champion and former World Number 1, has said that he contracted symptoms of the corona virus.

This was before the UK government ordered the lockdown but did not undergo testing. He stated that he felt “a little bit sick” 4 weeks ago so had started isolating before the quarantine came into place. He also said he spoke to friends and other people that had had the same symptoms, although it’s difficult to know if it was the virus or just another bug doing the rounds.

Since then Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, while the French Open has been pushed back to September. He said he would be surprised if they were back playing sport by September-time.

Murray has been playing tennis since he was three years old. His first competition was at the age of five, and by age eight he was competing with adults. his brother Jamie is also a professional tennis player.

Born in Dunblane, he and his brother were actually present in the Dunblame School massacre of 1996. Sixteen children and one teacher were killed in this horrific event.

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