Andy Murray will not be competing in the Dubai Tennis Championships next week after his wife Kim Sears gives birth to their fourth child

It is believed that the 33-year-old Scot, who was still on the comeback path after hip replacement two years ago, felt he had not had enough prep time for the tournament

Instead, Murray will travel to the US early next week to prepare for the Miami Open, which begins the following Monday

Former world number one is expected to receive a wild card to play in Miami

Murray last played at the AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and won his opening game against Robin Haase before losing 7: 5: 6: 2 to Andrey Rublev, number eight in the Russian world, last Wednesday

The All England Club has confirmed that staying in official hotels is a “mandatory requirement” for all players competing in this year’s Wimbledon Championships

The tournament bosses are determined to minimize the risks to the event, which was canceled for the first time since World War II last year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic

However, the condition is unlikely to go down well with some leading players who traditionally book private residences in south-west London for the duration of the event

The All England Club said in a statement: “In accordance with UK government and public health guidelines, we are taking a range of infection control measures to fulfill our desire for safe, proven practice and a trustworthy event”2021

“One of the priority measures is to create a minimized risk environment for the players. According to the current guidelines, there will therefore be official hotels for all players, their support teams and key groups such as officials who are compulsory for participation in this year’s championships “

Wimbledon is slated for 28 Starting June, a week after the government plans to lift all legal restrictions on social distancing as part of its “roadmap” out of the pandemic
However, any decision on potential audience capacity for the championships will depend on the confirmation of the government’s position at the time the event begins

This year’s Australian Open took place under strict conditions in Melbourne 72 players had to quarantine their hotel rooms for two weeks after arriving in the country

The move caught the ire of world leader Novak Djokovic, who, despite not being among those players who have faced harsh quarantine, argued that players should be allowed to stay and train in private homes

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