Andy Murray is set to travel to Australia before Christmas to prepare for the Brisbane International, which starts on December 31.
The Briton endured a frustrating 2018 as he took a cautious approach in his recovery from hip surgery but he’s planning on featuring in more tournaments next year and will want to eventually challenge in the Grand Slams again too.
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In order to get his season off to a good start, the Scot, who has been working on his fitness and conditioning in the US recently, is expected to play the Brisbane International and is travelling Down Under imminently.
Murray said: “I’m planning to get to Brisbane pretty early – probably a week before the start of the tournament.”
The 31-year-old has slipped down to 257 in the world rankings due to his lack of action but hopes for a good showing in Brisbane, which the world’s top players use as a warm-up for the Australian Open, which begins on January 14.
Plenty of big names are due to appear in Brisbane, including Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while current British No.1 Kyle Edmund is also among the field.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.