Murray ready to start fast in Australia

18 January 2015 / 17:02

Andy Murray is hoping to continue his impressive start to 2015 when he kicks off his Australian Open campaign on Monday.

The London 2012 gold medallist and former Wimbledon champion ended last year with a disappointing 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Roger Federer in London, but marked the New Year with victories over Spanish duo Feliciano Lopez and Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi.

He will now face Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri in the opening round in Melbourne, home of the first major tournament of the year and one that he is yet to win.

But Murray is enjoying life with former Grand Slam winner Amelie Mauresmo at the helm of his coaching setup and benefitted from a productive December training camp in Miami.

And the 27-year-old is confident of hitting the ground running Down Under.

"I'm very happy with the team I've got together," he told BBC Sport.

"The way we've worked so far in the couple of months has been fantastic and hopefully we can keep that going.

“I'm enjoying my tennis, I've enjoyed my training and the off-season, and I'm sure all the people that were there would agree with that.

"I worked a lot on my speed. I've read a lot about how you should divide your time working on strengths and weaknesses and I feel like my speed is a big strength of mine and something I should work on a lot.

"When I move well, I tend to play well. I worked a lot on my speed and I think it's shown at the beginning of the year.”

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