Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Andy Murray in a hurry for first Slam title

Andy Murray believes he is ready to win the Australian Open.

The world number four will be aiming to lift his first Grand Slam title at the tournament, which begins in Melbourne on January 18, and is in a confident frame of mind after an impressive week at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Murray and his 15-year-old partner Laura Robson reached the final of the mixed teams event, where they were defeated 2-1 by Spain on Saturday.

“The week has been really good. I've been really happy with the way I've played all week on the court,” he said.

“I think it was perfect preparation for the Aussie Open.

“I'm ready to win it,” added the 22-year-old Scot.