Starting next week is the 2016 Australian Open and tennis pro Andy Murray has stated that he may need Novak Djokovic’s form to falter to have a change of winning.
In the past, three of Murray’s four losses in the finals in Melbourne were to Djokovic.
Murray has stated, “You just have to keep trying to learn, watch his matches, see if there are any weaknesses you can capitalize on… Maybe he has a drop-off. It’s very difficult to maintain that level for such a long period.”
Back in 2010, Murray (now 28) lost the finals to Roger Federer. Later he would go on to make it to the finals three more times, only to lose to Djokovic in 2011, 2013, and 2015.
Last week, Murray defeated Rafael Nadal at the Qatar Open in preparation for the first major of the season, running from January 18th to the 31st.
While Murray’s priorities are almost entirely with tennis, he has also stated that if his very pregnant wife goes in to labor, he will be flying out of Melbourne and returning home promptly; however, hopefully not before their mid-February due-date.
Back to his tennis priorities, Murray has stated that his goal is to win the Aussie Open and then go on to defend his Olympic title later this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Murray has also said, “I’ve been close many times and that’s my number one goal… I won the gold in London four years ago so to try to defend that is another big goal for me. They would e the two main ones for me.”
No tennis player has competed in more finals of grand slam tourneys without winning than Murray has managed to. Perhaps this is finally his year and he will take home the win.
Wouldn’t that be a great first-birthday present for the little Murray on the way?