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Thứ Năm, 5 tháng 12, 2019

Murray cool on Melbourne hopes

Having overcome a career-threatening hip problem, three-time Grand Slam champion Murray has looked increasingly at ease on-court in recent times, even if he was only able to play a limited role for Great Britain at the Davis Cup finals.
I was asked what would be success in Australia and I don't know how I'll perform.
Andy Murray
However, he is aware that the challenge of five-set tennis will be something new for him since his comeback got under way.
He told reporters: "I've played three-set matches and some long ones recently, but the best of five is an extra hour, hour-and-a-half on top of that, so I'll find out in Australia.
"At the beginning you're thinking about it (the injury) after every movement you make and that's not a good way to go into competing, but now I'm not thinking about it when I'm playing.
"I was asked what would be success in Australia and I don't know how I'll perform. I'm not expecting to win the tournament, but if I can play a five-set match and get through and have no ill effects on the hip - that's success."
Murray is a five-time runner-up at the Australian Open, having been beaten by Roger Federer in the final of 2010 and by Novak Djokovic in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
He can be backed at 26.00 to win the Australian Open title in 2020, while defending champion Djokovic is priced at 2.75 and ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas is a 13.00 shot.


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