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Murray confident of winning Australian Open

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London, Jan 9 (ANI): World No 4 Andy Murray believes he can win the Australian Open as he is in the best shape of his career ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2010.

Murray said if he can sustain the form he has show in the opening week of the season he is surely going to lift the Australian Open.

The world No.4 changed his early-season plans this year, skipping the Qatar Open, in favour of representing Britain alongside Laura Robson at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

"If I play like that then I can win Australia for sure," Murray said after his win over World No.35 Igor Andreev in the Hopman Cup.

"In terms of the way I've been striking the ball and moving and playing well up at the net and taking chances, that's probably the best I've played at the start of the year. Sometimes you play two, three matches like that a year - and fortunately one of them was today. Hopefully I've got a couple more in the Aussie Open," The Independent quoted Murray, as saying.

Murray, who was on court for barely three hours in his three singles matches in the round-robin phase, was also unbeaten in the mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 15:07 [IST]
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