Confidence is high for the injury-free 35-year-old for his opener against Matteo Berrettini after a productive off-season
At the end of another arduous British grass-court summer last year, Andy Murray departed Wimbledon frustrated. He had been defeated in the second round by the towering American John Isner, yet had not even done much wrong. Isner played a brilliant match, serving 38 aces, and the quality of his performance underlined one clear issue: Murray’s ranking.
As an unseeded player, Murray was at the complete mercy of the draw. Throughout the rest of the summer, he attempted to rectify that issue by piling tournaments on to his schedule – he immediately travelled to Rhode Island to compete in the Hall of Fame Open, the lowly tournament that ends the grass-court season. After the considerable feat of returning to the top 50, though, Murray could not push on and secure a top-32 spot.
Written by Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/15/andy-murray-matteo-berrettini-australian-open under the title “Unseeded Andy Murray fit and ready for tough Australian Open run | Tumaini Carayol”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.