Murray confident of Australian Open success

By Dejan Kalinic 8 January 2017
Murray confident of Australian Open success

Andy Murray remains confident he can win the Australian Open despite his loss to Novak Djokovic on Saturday.

The world number one saw his 28-match winning run ended by Djokovic, who recorded a 6-3 5-7 6-4 victory over the Brit in the Qatar Open final.

But Murray said it made no difference heading to Melbourne Park, where he is a five-time runner-up.

"I still think I have a chance of winning the Australian Open. I don't think that changes," the three-time grand slam champion said.

"It's disappointing to lose for sure, but I have a chance to win the Australian Open still."

Murray came up against a ruthless Djokovic, who converted three of his four break points to win in two hours, 54 minutes.

The 29-year-old said he was looking forward to the year's first grand slam and the different challenges of best-of-five set matches.

"Playing in slams obviously physically is harder at times, [but] mentally is a little bit easier just because you have more time to work things out," Murray said.

"Here in best-of-three set matches, they can get away from you quite quickly, so you need to start fast."

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