Andy Murray is in fantastic form at the moment and there is a great chance of him being able to clinch the Australian Open for the first time ever.
Australian Open is one of the two Grand Slams missing from Murray’s CV, but, with the kind of preparation he has come with this time around, he should make a strong case for himself in the tournament.
The Scot already has a title to his name this season. He won the tournament on the Emirates turf after his opponent in the final, Novak Djokovic, withdrew himself due to sickness.
Djokovic was surely a higher ranked player than Murray there, but, if that game had taken place, it would have gone real close.
Murray had been playing some fantastic tennis before the final and he could well have managed to topple Djokovic in that sort of rhythm
Murray has really flourished in the last few months. The latter half of the last season was brilliant for him.
Under Amelie Mauresmo, his coach, he has started to know his game better than before and has started playing on his strengths now.
Murray seems to be getting quite better temperamentally as well.
Murray has reached Australia a few days before the Australian Open. He would first participate in the Hopman Cup.
That’s good for the 26-year old. The summer is in full swing in Australia at this time of the year and for somebody who is coming from a cold country like Scotland; it would take a bit of time to get acclimatized.
Murray, himself, admitted that coming to Australia early would help him.
Speaking to the reporters yesterday, the World no. 6 said, “These are unfamiliar conditions for me surely. I am not used to such hot weather. But, as days go by, I would adapt myself.”