Murray, No. 134 in the ATP rankings, spoke optimistically about going deep in tournaments again after beating Jannik Sinner to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open in November. He had also pushed Stefanos Tsitsipas to five sets in a first-round loss at the U.S. Open in August.
The three-time Grand Slam champion said he’s “really excited” to return to the Australian Open.
“I’ve had some great times in Australia playing in front of the amazing crowds,” the 34-year-old Murray said, “and I can’t wait to step back out on court at Melbourne Park.”
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