Britain’s No 1 woman may have a better chance of reaching the second week at Melbourne than Andy Murray
It seems perverse yet unavoidably sensible to suggest that, of the six British players entered in the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray is by no means the most likely to reach the second week of a tournament he has been a finalist five times.
He will do his best to get there, but recent history suggests the former world No 1 has less chance of making a memorable impact than Britain’s best woman, Johanna Konta, or even the world No 14 Kyle Edmund, cut down by a knee injury in Brisbane and forced to withdraw from the Sydney Open.
Written by Kevin Mitchell in Sydney
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/05/johanna-konta-australian-open-preview under the title “Revitalised Johanna Konta can carry British standard at Australian Open”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.