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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo Britain's Andy Murray reacts during a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

 

Bianca Andreescu of Canada hits a return shot against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province on October 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andy Wong

Bianca Back: Tennis star Andreescu slated to make long-awaited return in Melbourne

Bianca Back: Tennis star Andreescu slated to make long-awaited return in Melbourne

 

Canada's Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy's Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Fresh off winning ATP comeback player of year award, Vasek Pospisil is aiming higher

Fresh off winning ATP comeback player of year award, Vasek Pospisil is aiming higher

Canada's Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy's Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka walks into Margaret Court Arena for her second round singles match against China's Zheng Saisai at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Australian Open CEO assures players all is OK for Melbourne

Australian Open CEO assures players all is OK for Melbourne

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka walks into Margaret Court Arena for her second round singles match against China's Zheng Saisai at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Canada’s Pospisil has been named the ATP Tour’s comeback player of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Canada’s Pospisil has been named the ATP Tour’s comeback player of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. The 2021 Australian Open will begin three weeks later than planned. That is part of a pandemic-altered 2021 tennis calendar released by the men’s professional tour Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Australian Open: 14-day quarantine for players confirmed

Australian Open: 14-day quarantine for players confirmed

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. The 2021 Australian Open will begin three weeks later than planned. That is part of a pandemic-altered 2021 tennis calendar released by the men’s professional tour Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov plays a shot against France’s Gilles Simon in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michel Euler
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov plays a shot against France’s Gilles Simon in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michel Euler
Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships in New York on September 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Wenig

A steady if unspectacular season comes to a close for Canada’s Auger-Aliassime

A steady if unspectacular season comes to a close for Canada’s Auger-Aliassime

Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships in New York on September 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Wenig
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(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley says he wants international tennis players arriving for January's first Grand Slam of 2021 to be exempt from a current 14-day hotel quarantines. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Tennis hub to be centred in Melbourne for Australian Open

Tennis hub to be centred in Melbourne for Australian Open

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley says he wants international tennis players arriving for January's first Grand Slam of 2021 to be exempt from a current 14-day hotel quarantines. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Bianca Andreescu speaks during a media availability in Toronto on December 10, 2019. When we last heard from Andreescu on the tennis court, a knee injury forced her to retire from the WTA Finals. It capped an injury-plagued breakthrough 2019 season that saw her make Canadian tennis history with a US Open singles title. It also marked the beginning of a long, strange, quiet and somewhat mysterious yearlong absence from the WTA Tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

After breakout 2019, all is quiet with Andreescu in ‘20 – so what’s on tap for ‘21?

After breakout 2019, all is quiet with Andreescu in ‘20 - so what’s on tap for ‘21?

Bianca Andreescu speaks during a media availability in Toronto on December 10, 2019. When we last heard from Andreescu on the tennis court, a knee injury forced her to retire from the WTA Finals. It capped an injury-plagued breakthrough 2019 season that saw her make Canadian tennis history with a US Open singles title. It also marked the beginning of a long, strange, quiet and somewhat mysterious yearlong absence from the WTA Tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Djokovic, Thiem advance after slow starts in Vienna openers

Djokovic, Thiem advance after slow starts in Vienna openers

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic advance to St. Petersburg semifinals

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic advance to St. Petersburg semifinals

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard plays a shot against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard plays a shot against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler
Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open