- 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.
Let the hotel room workouts begin! 🙋♀ pic.twitter.com/gQFQOLK5Oi
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) January 15, 2021
Another hotel workout done ✅ 🏋️♀ pic.twitter.com/uey5gYu3WF
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) January 16, 2021
Just because I can’t get to @hunkydoryfish doesn’t mean that the 🐠 can’t come to me!
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) January 18, 2021
— LTA (@the_LTA) January 20, 2021
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
Quarantine day 3. Double yoga life 🙏🏼 (That view tho 😍) pic.twitter.com/l4lyLTPZo9
— Katie Boulter (@katiecboulter) January 17, 2021
Grateful to be out here. But truly, truly appreciative of those that have worked so hard, and sacrificed so much just to give us the opportunity to compete ❤️🥰🙏🏼 #AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/h4Oc30ys1d
— Katie Boulter (@katiecboulter) January 19, 2021
What’s it like to prepare for the #AustralianOpen the middle of a pandemic?
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) January 19, 2021
Jamie Murray has been one of the players out and able to practice.
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) January 20, 2021
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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.
Judy Murray talks to #BBCBreakfast about Andy Murray’s recovery from Covid-19 and the restrictions faced by some tennis players competing in the Australian Open 🎾
More here: https://t.co/Zgn4HEj8w4 pic.twitter.com/18h5LgyRXC
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) January 20, 2021
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!
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 17, 2021
Day 4/14 – I played tennis without a tennis ball or tennis court pic.twitter.com/JE1hNAQ6zD
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 18, 2021
Day 5/14 – squat press with a leather chair (& bangers on in the background 🎶) pic.twitter.com/YwrKGJyV2c
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 19, 2021
But the best of all had to be the quarantine triathlon!
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 20, 2021
The Australian Open is set to take place between 8-21 February with warm up tournaments starting on 31 January.
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