“Frozen Out”: Andy Murray Misses Being Present at the Australian Open 2021

Published 01/25/2021, 12:00 AM EST
Andy Murray of Great Britain speaks during a press conference ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


One of the world’s best tennis players, Andy Murray, won British hearts when he won his first Major title at the US Open 2012. It ended a 76-year wait for British men’s tennis after Fred Perry last won a Slam in 1936. Prior to this victory, Murray had lost his first four Grand Slam finals.

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The former World No. 1 Murray has been out of form since he suffered an injury to his hip. Due to this, the 33-year-old had to undergo surgery, which kept him out of action for a lengthy period. Since 2017, the three-time Grand Slam winner has barely competed consistently on the men’s Tour. 

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Recently, Andy was set to board the flight to Australia to compete at the season’s first Major. Sadly, he had to withdraw from the event, after testing positive for COVID-19. According to the protocols at the Australian Open 2021, the Scot wouldn’t have made it on time, especially to complete the 14-day quarantine period. 

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Andy Murray makes a snowman as he misses the Australian Open 2021

To see the funny side of things, Murray made a snowman today and put up a post on Instagram. It was done to perfection, and he placed a tennis racquet next to his creation along with an AMC (Andy Murray Castore) cap. The Scot also placed a tennis ball in the snowman’s hand that was made from a stick. He also took a dig at himself for missing the Australian Open by adding a mask to cover the snowman’s mouth. 

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Andy is clearly missing the chance of not being able to compete. The entire tennis fraternity will hope to see him compete at the highest level soon, in the manner he’s best known for. 

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All through his career, Andy has enjoyed success not only at the Grand Slams and the ATP circuit but also at the Olympic Games. He’s a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, having won the event in 2012 and 2016. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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