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Murray hopes to finally land Australian Open

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 00:53

World number one Andy Murray says he hopes to start off 2017 as strong as he ended 2016 with an elusive Australian Grand Slam title.

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SHOWS: ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DECEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEN'S WORLD NUMBER ONE TENNIS PLAYER, ANDY MURRAY, SAYING: "Maybe it goes the Australian Open, you know it starts in a couple of weeks and I want to try and, I've lost in the final there a number of times, so I'd like to try and get the Australian Open title next month if possible." 2. TENNIS BALLS IN BOWL 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEN'S WORLD NUMBER ONE TENNIS PLAYER, ANDY MURRAY, SAYING: "I mean, there's no guarantees obviously, like I said I've played really well there in the past and it hasn't happened for me so I'll need to do something a little bit different this year but I love the conditions there and I enjoy the tournament a lot, and I'll be going in hopefully playing well and with a lot of confidence because of the way I finished 2016, so I'll give it a good go this year but there's no guarantees that it'll happen for me." STORY: World number one Andy Murray voiced his optimism on Wednesday (December 28) for the Australian Open tournament that takes places from mid-to-late January. Murray looked ahead to the Australian Open where he has only managed five runners-up finishes, four of which came against current world number two Novak Djokovic. "It starts in a couple of weeks and I want to try and, I've lost in the final there a number of times, so I'd like to try and get the Australian Open title next month if possible," Murray said. "I mean, there's no guarantees obviously, like I said I've played really well there in the past and it hasn't happened for me so I'll need to do something a little bit different this year but I love the conditions there and I enjoy the tournament a lot, and I'll be going in hopefully playing well and with a lot of confidence because of the way I finished 2016, so I'll give it a good go this year but there's no guarantees that it'll happen for me," he added.

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Murray hopes to finally land Australian Open

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 00:53